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Infection Control

An integrated approach to infection prevention

Most experts agree that a multifaceted approach is the best way to help stem the tide of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). With the huge public health threat and cost drain that
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Myths and facts about infection prevention

An article published in 1998 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that in 1995, 88,000 deaths — one death every six minutes — could be attributed
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Janitor versus 'superbug'

In facilities around the world, battles are waged every day with uncertain consequences. The outcomes are life or death, health or illness, and normalcy or mourning for families of
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Maintaining nursing homes

In recent years, nursing homes and assisted-living facilities — both of which provide long-term care, usually for older individuals requiring different levels of services — have hired building service contractors
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Proving cleaning produces healthier environments

Overall, feedback from the Cleaning Industry Research Institute’s (CIRI) second symposium, which was held earlier this year at the University of Maryland, was positive. One goal of the conference is
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Prevent MRSA with detection and cleaning

In 1996, a pair of Chicago doctors noticed an unusual disease that was causing serious illness, even death, among the city’s school-age children, athletes, and normally healthy people. Apparently, increasing
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Dealing effectively with MRSA?

I am not going to talk about what industry specialists and experts have discussed in the past, regarding the CDC and EPA protocols and procedures for MRSA control. I am
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Health-based, hygienic cleaning

Aseptic cleaning practices to control the spread of infection and eliminate cross-contamination have long been the cleaning standard in hospitals, where concern about the spread of infection is at its
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What is MRSA?

Today, the role of the janitor in a facility is similar to that of doctor to patient. We know that poor cleaning equals higher risk of contamination. And,
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The science of steam vapor systems

The power of steam has been harnessed for many purposes over the years. For example, steam is used in the medical profession for sterilization of instruments and critical materials. Traditionally,
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