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Sanitization

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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The importance of sanitizing textiles and disinfecting hard surfaces

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The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) is pleased to share answers to the following healthcare-related questions posed by a visitor to The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) site.


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Ask The Experts

ICAN/ATEX: What is the difference between sanitizing and cleaning a food prep area?

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CM e-News Daily

HFI supports 'Green Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting Toolkit'

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The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) Educational Center and Website is actively supporting the dissemination of "Green Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting: A Toolkit for Early Care and Education."


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October 2013 Feature 5

Effective Steps To Stop Restroom Germs

Properly addressing factors that can make restrooms unsanitary.
Rich Bucher
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Public restrooms have a reputation for being unsanitary, germy hotspots. This is because many people do not wash their hands properly and spread germs to highly-touched surfaces like sink faucets, door handles and paper towel dispensers.


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October 2013 Feature 3

Restrooms As Hygiene War Rooms?

Winning the fight against bacteria.
Suzanne Blanchet
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Reducing the spread of bacteria can be one of the biggest challenges that face the building and custodial service industry. Few places can impact this as much as the restroom.


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May 2013 Facility Focus

Reducing HVAC Coil Cleaning Costs and Improving IAQ with Ultraviolet Lamps

The potential of using UVGI cannot be understated.
Chris Willette
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Installing ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) on air conditioning coils can save a maintenance department budget up to tens of thousands of dollars annually.


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CMM Online Exclusive

Infection Control Q&A: How long do germs live on surfaces after being exposed to the air?

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Questions about infection control; asked by you and answered by our experts.


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March 2013 Products And Services

Hand Hygiene

Symmetry
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Symmetry is an innovative hand hygiene line created by highly qualified formulation chemists through extensive research, development and quality control.
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