Year in Review: Environmental Hygiene


In case you missed any of this content, ICT presents the 2018 Year in Review for environmental hygiene.


Shoe Sole and Floor Contamination: A New Consideration in the Environmental Hygiene Challenge for Hospitals

Environmental Cleaning: A Round-Up of Reports from the Medical Literature

Unprecedented Collaboration to Eliminate Infection and Illness Caused by Contaminated Surfaces in Healthcare Environments

Healthcare Plumbing Systems are Sources and Vectors of Infection for HAIs

Portable Medical Equipment: A Significant Source of Transmission

News & Studies:

AHE Announces Winners of 2018 Environmental Services Department of the Year Award

AHE Announces New Certificate of Mastery Program

Keeping Hospitals Clean and Safe Without Breaking the Bank

Researchers Find Bactericidal Efficacy Varies by Towelette Product, Surface Area Wiped and Pathogen Strain

Researchers Explore Bacterial Contamination of Frequently Touched Objects

A Checklist for Terminal Cleaning is Only as Good as the List Itself

Strain, Disinfectant, Concentration and Contact Time Impact Disinfectant Efficacy

Separated Environmental Cleaning Management Measures Improve Cleanliness, Study Shows

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