Infections have long been a problem in hospitals nationwide, but a small facility in southern Vermont has begun using a new technology in order to keep its infection rates down.
Until now, the only options hospitals have had to deal with Clostridium difficile (C. diff) were attempting to prevent the infection with intensive disinfection or treating it with antibiotics.
New research from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Columbia University School of Nursing indicates that further improvement of hand hygiene practices in U.S. hospitals is needed.
From hand hygiene programs to touchpoint cleaning, we explore a number of today's important infection control issues.
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.
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.
Cleaners can benefit while also helping the community.
Microfiber cleaning solutions include high-performance dust and wet mop pads, surface cleaning tools, hardware and mopping systems.
Why they work and what you should know to maximize their effectiveness.