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Infection Control

August 2015 Facility Focus

Robotic Rx

How hands-free cleaning machines can help health care facilities

In health care environments, cleanliness is crucial because it can prevent the spread of potentially deadly infections.


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Methods for Measuring Clean

A look at ATP testing, moisture detection, and more

Showing the ATP results to the prospect—with some systems, results are available in 15 seconds or less—reveals that what was once believed to be a clean and well-maintained facility, may not be as clean or healthy after all


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The Right Work For Healthy Buildings

For infection control to be effective, workers must use the correct tools and follow guidelines.

For cleaning workers to have a significant impact on reducing the spread of infection, it is important that they use the right tools and follow some simple but specific guidelines.


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February 2014 Feature 3

Frankensteinian Pathogens And Disinfecting Resistance

As bacteria becomes resistant to disinfectants, it can also become resistant to the antibiotics typically used to treat people infected by the pathogen.

On January 6, 2014, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) discovered 44 cases of a strain of bacteria called carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, in northeast Illinois.


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