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The keys to current maintenance practices are promoting long-term floor life while meeting the immediate requirements of providing a healthy, safe environment.
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.
While there are no magic spells or effective ancient herbs, one important step every person can take to stop infection and prevent illness is actually quite simple: Wash your hands.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), also known as Healthcare Reform, was created to ensure that healthcare is available to all Americans, but the execution of the Act is creating challenges for businesses in many industries — and the cleaning and maintenance industry is no exception.
How many times have you heard “cleaning is cleaning.” While on the face of it that comment is true, when we dig deeper it is revealed that there are as many variations in cleaning tasks as there are facility types.
Healthcare facilities across the nation continue to try to strike a balance between environmental disinfectants that are effective in reducing or destroying undesirable microbes, while ensuring patient and employee safety and protecting furnishings and surfaces.
Cleaning industries are particularly affected by the Affordable Heathcare Act because there must be enough employees to service and clean accounts — this makes many businesses responsible for providing their employees with full healthcare.
Whatever strategy an entity decides to take will have a long-term impact on the business, either greatly affecting costs, productivity or both.
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), such as (Clostridium difficile) (C. diff), norovirus and even carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP), are becoming increasingly more resistant to traditional treatments and harder to kill.
Why is it that we focus on cleaning for appearance — how things look and smell — and then complain that our industry and profession gets no respect?