Health care-associated infections spiked last year after the UK’s National Health Service cut several thousand cleaning positions.
BSCs and in-house facility managers may eventually be responsible for discontinuing use of particular hand-hygiene products.
Studies have consistently shown that healthier indoor air helps students achieve higher test scores and helps both adults and children improve in their performance of mental tasks.
Health care facilities consistently are filled with vendor employees performing necessary work, and many of these contractors do not have functional knowledge of how their work can negatively affect an immune-compromised patient.
These machines can cost up to US$80,000, and testing is an important step to make sure you are investing in the right technology for your needs.
Health care facilities, by their very nature, pose a number of challenges to building service contractors, including how they should be cleaned and the risks that workers will face.
CDC data published earlier this year showed hospitals and other health care facilities have made notable progress toward the infection prevention goals a federal committee set in 2009.
Cleaning, like other professions, faces its share of myths that may cost your organization money and impact the health of building occupants.
Daily restroom upkeep