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Tips For Cleaning And Disinfection In Long-term Care Facilities

Sarah C. Bell-West
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A facility's infection prevention plan should include consistent cleaning and disinfecting schedules and clearly outline staff responsibilities.


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Preventing Infections In Long-term Care Settings

With this at-risk population, prevention and overall cleanliness are critical.
Sarah C. Bell-West
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Long-term care facilities function as both a healthcare facility and a home for their residents, meaning that the environment needs to be clean as well as disinfected.


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Webcast: Expert information on infection control

Phillip Lawless
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The presentation covers a number of infection control best practices.


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Instituting An Infection Control Program

Management suggestions and steps to help make a facility safer.
Wil Dawkins
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An infection control plan becomes a guide to answer the basic questions of who, what, when, where, how and why.


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Forget fingerprints, track bacteria

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Two humans can have wildly different bacteria living on their skin, and a study tested whether this bacteria could be recovered from keyboards and computer mice.


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March 2014 Feature 6

Happy Hands In The Restroom Environment

How improved drying technology helps restrooms, visitors and landfills.
Windy Campbell
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Electric dryers have been modernized with sleek designs coupled with energy-efficient technologies reducing noise, eliminating germs and often drying hands in 15 seconds or less.


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From the magazine: Bacteria and soft surfaces

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In hotels, offices, schools and long-term care facilities, contaminated soft surfaces can be a significant challenge.


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Shining a spotlight on infection control

Phillip Lawless
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From hand hygiene programs to touchpoint cleaning, we explore a number of today's important infection control issues.


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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.
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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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January 2014 Feature 3

Prevention Proves Key During Cold And Flu Season

Vaccines and diligent hand hygiene are important measures to decrease the spread of infection.
Samantha Williams
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It is this time of year that the public must be especially aware of the information provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Foundation of Infectious Diseases and other public health organizations and follow through on their suggestions.


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