Bacteria hits the floor

Bacteria hits the floor

Just when you thought things were improving with hospital safety and health care associated infections (HAIs), new research shows health care associated pathogens remain active on all types of surfaces for extended periods of time. Research...

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Minimizing infections when reprocessing equipment

Minimizing infections when reprocessing equipment

Endoscopic procedures involve a flexible or rigid tube with a light and camera attached to it which is inserted into an organ cavity. This invasive imaging technique is sometimes combined with specific surgical procedures. Endoscopes fall into...

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Dealing With Damp Air

Dealing With Damp Air

Proper building maintenance will help to mitigate the spread of infection Damp indoor air can foster the growth and transmission of viruses and bacteria-living organisms that cause diseases, like the common cold, coughs, influenza, tuberculosis...

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5 Trends in Fighting Infections

5 Trends in Fighting Infections

The end of the year is an excellent time to reflect upon accomplishments and set goals for the coming year. Reviewing the concerning healthcare-associated infection (HAI) rates, continuing emergence of multidrug-resistant organisms (MOROs) and...

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Collision course of antibiotic resistance and HAIs

People in the U.S. are entering an age of potentially devastating and deadly forces merging in our hospitals. Almost all Americans will receive care in a medical setting at some point, and antibiotic resistance can affect anyone. Antibiotic...

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Preventing Legionnaires’ Disease

Preventing Legionnaires’ Disease

Five steps to mitigate the risk of infection Protecting personnel and facilities from unseen bacteria and fungi is a daunting task for building managers as well as professional cleaning teams. Industry researchers developed antimicrobials to...

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I Did Not See That Coming!

I Did Not See That Coming!

On March 21, 2016, providers added a new regulatory compliance assessment to their checklist of HIPAA accountability. The Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights announced the start of the Phase 2 HIPAA Audit Program to...

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