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Articles Tagged with ''healthcare''

December 2013 Feature 6

Hard Floor Cleaning Practices to Consider

Selecting an option based on cleaning results, safety and industry standards.

The keys to current maintenance practices are promoting long-term floor life while meeting the immediate requirements of providing a healthy, safe environment.


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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.

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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November 2013 Cover Feature

Running Water, Soap And 20 Seconds

Simple steps to help cleaning operations prevent common illness outbreaks.

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.


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September 2013 Contractor Success

Healthcare Reform Adds Up

The new legislation will not only increase costs; it will create administrative burdens as well.

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.


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July 2013 Let's Talk Shop

Truly Knowing A Facility

It is important to realize that not all facility requirements are the same.

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.


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July 2013 Feature 3

Gauging Green Disinfection Methods For Healthcare

The best options for reducing or destroying undesirable microbes and ensuring safety in the healthcare environment.

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.


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June 2013 Contractor Success

The Affordable Care Act and Cleaning Businesses

ObamaCare is a reality; knowing how it will affect your business is imperative.

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.


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March 2013 Raising Standards

Resuscitating The Reality Of Revision

Assessing the impacts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on your business.

Whatever strategy an entity decides to take will have a long-term impact on the business, either greatly affecting costs, productivity or both.


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CMM Online Exclusive

Tips For Preventing Superbugs

From hospitals to long-term care facilities, healthcare professionals are finding that healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are becoming more resistant and harder to kill.

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.


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CMM Online Exclusive

A Manifesto For Cleaning Industry Wisdom

It is time to stop putting the proverbial cart before the horse if we are to consistently achieve healthy cleaning outcomes.

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?


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