Hospital Environmental Services Professionals are Vital to HAI Prevention


Bonnie Pearson, secretary-general manager of the Hospital Employees Union, writes in The Vancouver Sun that cleaning professionals are essential to combating healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and that "out-of-control C. difficile infection rates and the breakdown of the infection prevention and control programs" at British Columbia hospitals are partly the result of an improper approach to the provision of environmental services.

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