View Cart (0 items)

HAIs

ARTICLES

Online Exclusive

Tips For Cleaning And Disinfection In Long-term Care Facilities

A facility's infection prevention plan should include consistent cleaning and disinfecting schedules and clearly outline staff responsibilities.


Read More
Online Exclusive

Preventing Infections In Long-term Care Settings

With this at-risk population, prevention and overall cleanliness are critical.

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.


Read More
Online Exclusive

Instituting An Infection Control Program

Management suggestions and steps to help make a facility safer.

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


Read More
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.

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.


Read More
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.

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.


Read More
May 2013

The Evolution of Cleaning: New Advances in Disinfection Technologies

The basic tools to achieve a total clean room have advanced.

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.


Read More
May 2013 Facility Focus

Reducing HVAC Coil Cleaning Costs and Improving IAQ with Ultraviolet Lamps

The potential of using UVGI cannot be understated.

Installing ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) on air conditioning coils can save a maintenance department budget up to tens of thousands of dollars annually.


Read More
CMM Online Exclusive

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

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


Read More
Ask The Experts

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

CMM Online Exclusive

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.

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.


Read More