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Articles Tagged with ''hospital''

August 2014 Lets Talk Shop

EVS Departments Address HAI Prevention

New healthcare legislation provides both challenges and opportunities.
Lance Witschen
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Under the Affordable Care Act, Medicare will no longer cover costs for certain hospital-acquired infections.


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Tips For Cleaning And Disinfection In Long-term Care Facilities

Sarah C. Bell-West
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A facility's infection prevention plan should include consistent cleaning and disinfecting schedules and clearly outline staff responsibilities.


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April 2014 Facility Focus

Optimizing Performance, Productivity And People

How best practices, employee training and new technologies drive results in the Duke University Health System.
Allen Rathey
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The environmental services group has adopted best practices in information access, cross-training, clean technology and human resources to optimize performance.


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April 2014 Lets Talk Shop

The Importance Of SPACE Inventories

Maintaining facility data is the only way to make informed decisions.
Lance Witschen
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Keeping a space inventory current can be critical to the success of an operation.


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February 2014 Feature 5

Beating Bacteria On Soft Surfaces

Regularly treating soft surfaces between launderings can help minimize infection risks.
Kelly A. Reynolds
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Many types of potentially harmful bacteria can survive on soft surfaces including MRSA, VRE and influenza.


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November 2013 A Clean Sweep

Recognizing The Heart Of Healthcare

The Heart of Healthcare Award recognizes an environmental services technician who goes above and beyond their traditional job duties.
Amanda Martini-Hughes
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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.


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May 2013

The Evolution of Cleaning: New Advances in Disinfection Technologies

The basic tools to achieve a total clean room have advanced.
Dr. Mark Stibich
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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.


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Ask The Experts

ICAN/ATEX: What is the price per square foot in a hospital?

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