Under the Affordable Care Act, Medicare will no longer cover costs for certain hospital-acquired infections.
A facility's infection prevention plan should include consistent cleaning and disinfecting schedules and clearly outline staff responsibilities.
The environmental services group has adopted best practices in information access, cross-training, clean technology and human resources to optimize performance.
Keeping a space inventory current can be critical to the success of an operation.
Many types of potentially harmful bacteria can survive on soft surfaces including MRSA, VRE and influenza.
In order to highlight the hard work of these front-line employees, the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE), the American Hospital Association (AHA) and Kimberly-Clark formed the Heart of Healthcare Campaign.
In the beginning was the mop; in the middle was the mop; and, we still have the mop. The basic tools used to clean rooms, even hospital rooms, haven’t evolved a great deal over the past decades.