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November 11, 2010
IEHA to Release 2nd Edition of Infection Prevention for Dummies at ISSA
Westerville, OH — The International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) will release the updated 2nd Edition of Infection Prevention for Dummies® (previously titled Infection Control for Dummies® in the first edition, 2008) at ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2010 in Orlando, Florida, November 9-12. For Dummies is a branded imprint of Wiley.
J. Darrel Hicks, REH, past President of IEHA and Director of Environmental Services at St. Luke''s Hospital in Chesterfield, MO, authored the 48-page pocket-sized handbook, sponsored by Cintas Corporation (www.cintashealthcare.com), which includes updated information that helps consumers and environmental service professionals identify basic microorganisms, understand infection transmission, use cleaning techniques to keep infection at bay and understand labels and product claims.
“Since infection prevention is such an integral part of the job for cleaning professionals, we felt it was important to release an updated version of the booklet to professionals in the cleaning industry and consumers alike,” says Beth Risinger, CEO and Executive Director of IEHA. “In addition, Integrated Cleaning and Measurement (ICM) is vital to the success of the cleaning industry, since measuring the cleanliness of facilities goes hand-in-hand with infection prevention — clean facilities are less prone to infectious outbreaks.”
In addition, a new Chapter was added to the 2nd Edition of the handbook, entitled "Measuring Clean," which explains the need for measuring cleanliness at facilities, how to measure clean and how to implement an Integrated Cleaning and Measurement™ (ICM) program.
“Cintas is committed to providing solutions to Infection Control and EVS professionals that break the chain of infection and support Healthcare’s focus on reducing hospital-acquired infections and increasing HCAHP scores,” said David Collette, Director of Marketing and Strategy, Cintas. “We are pleased to support Darrel Hicks and IEHA as they update this simple yet effective pocket-sized book that provides an excellent introduction to key topics critical to the success of infection prevention programs.”
Infection Prevention for Dummies® is being co-released with IEHA''s newest book in its series of successful For Dummies books — Clean and Healthy Schools for Dummies®, by Dr. David Mudarri, former senior scientist with the U.S. EPA. Both handbooks will be available at ISSA/INTERCLEAN at IEHA Booths 3783 and 3874.
About IEHA
The International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA), is a 3,500-plus professional member organization for persons employed in facility housekeeping at the management level. The organization was founded in 1930 in New York City, and is now located in Westerville, Ohio, a suburb of the State’s capitol, Columbus. Executive Housekeepers are managers who direct housekeeping programs in commercial, industrial or institutional facilities. They supervise staffs ranging from a few to several hundred people and handle budgets from a few thousand dollars to millions. IEHA provides members with an array of channels through which they can achieve personal and professional growth. Some are: leadership opportunities; resource materials; education program designation; employment referral service; a Technical Question Hotline (1-800-200-6342); networking; an annual convention and trade show, including several educational sessions; and a monthly trade publication, Executive Housekeeping Today. Please contact IEHA’s Association office at (800) 200-6342 for more details, or go to www.ieha.org TODAY!
About Cintas Corporation
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, first aid and safety products, fire protection services and document management services to approximately 800,000 businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol CTAS, and is a Nasdaq-100 company and component of the Standard & Poor''s 500 Index.
About For Dummies®
After nearly 20 years and with more than 200 million copies printed, For Dummies is the world’s bestselling reference series, well known for enriching people’s lives by making knowledge accessible in a fun and easy way. Loyal customers around the globe agree that For Dummies is “more than a publishing phenomenon … [it is] a sign of the times,” [The New York Times]. The books span every section of the bookstore, covering topics from health to history, music to math, sports to self-help, technology to travel and more. The For Dummies brand presence is further expanded with the addition of eBooks, a corporate custom publishing program, a robust consumer website and a licensed product line that includes consumer electronics, culinary, crafts, video, software, musical instrument packs, home improvement, automotive, game and more. For more information, visit Dummies.com. For Dummies is a branded imprint of Wiley.