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Instituting An Infection Control Program

Management suggestions and steps to help make a facility safer.
April 3, 2014

An infection control plan becomes a guide to answer the basic questions of who, what, when, where, how and why.


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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.
February 3, 2014

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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July 2013 Feature 3

Gauging Green Disinfection Methods For Healthcare

The best options for reducing or destroying undesirable microbes and ensuring safety in the healthcare environment.
July 3, 2013

Healthcare facilities across the nation continue to try to strike a balance between environmental disinfectants that are effective in reducing or destroying undesirable microbes, while ensuring patient and employee safety and protecting furnishings and surfaces.


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May 2013

The Evolution of Cleaning: New Advances in Disinfection Technologies

The basic tools to achieve a total clean room have advanced.
May 13, 2013

In the beginning was the mop; in the middle was the mop; and, we still have the mop. The basic tools used to clean rooms, even hospital rooms, haven’t evolved a great deal over the past decades.


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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.
May 9, 2013

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

May 2, 2013

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


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Ask The Experts

ICAN/ATEX: What is the best way to combat MRSA in an institutional setting?

February 8, 2013
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Tips For Preventing Superbugs

From hospitals to long-term care facilities, healthcare professionals are finding that healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are becoming more resistant and harder to kill.
February 7, 2013

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), such as (Clostridium difficile) (C. diff), norovirus and even carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP), are becoming increasingly more resistant to traditional treatments and harder to kill.


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February 2013 Bidding And Estimating

Bidding In Healthcare Environments

If you are unfamiliar with the healthcare market, do adequate research before bidding on any account.
February 4, 2013

There is opportunity and potential profit in the cleaning of hospitals, healthcare facilities and medical-related offices.


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February 2013 Feature 3

Tips To Fight HAIs In Any Facility

While traditionally found in healthcare settings, superbugs aren't a problem exclusive to medical facilities, nor should they be treated that way.
February 4, 2013

Traditionally healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are becoming community-acquired and have found their way into other public spaces, presenting challenges to cleaning professionals regardless of where they work.


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