Eight steps for keeping spaces clean and free of patient dangers Environmental services (ES) technicians play a critical role in today’s hospitals. Their previous focus on keeping a health care facility clean is only a limited view of how important the ES team is to the mission of the entire facility. With the emergence […]
Healthcare facilities have constant activity due to contractor employees performing necessary work. This includes elevator technicians, painters, flooring contractors, plumbers, electricians and more, all without functional knowledge of how their work can negatively affect an immune-compromised patient. More than 50 percent of all Aspergillus, spp.-related hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), are contracted due to common molds attached […]
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than half of infection outbreaks caused by the common mold, Aspergillus spp., are associated with construction and maintenance activities in hospitals. The CDC also estimates that five percent of all hospital admissions result in infections that patients acquire while receiving treatment for other conditions. […]
Healthcare facilities are continuously filled with contractor employees performing necessary work. This includes elevator technicians, painters, flooring contractors, plumbers, electricians and more – all without functional knowledge of how their work can negatively affect an immune-compromised patient. More than 50 percent of all Aspergillus, spp. related hospital acquired infections (HAIs), which are contracted due to […]
Hospitals are changing how they clean their rooms as concerns rise about the spread of dangerous drug-resistant bacteria in medical facilities. Read ICU co-founder Thom Wellington’s response to construction-related HAIs in the full article, published on Healthline.com.
Infection Control University was featured in Medical Construction & Design Magazine’s Jan/Feb 2015 issue on pg. 16 under the Industry In Brief section. Read the digital version of the feature here.
Infection Control University was featured in Health Facilities Management’s February 2015 issue on pg. 7 under the Toolbox section. View the online feature here.
In this episode of the Surviving Healthcare podcast, you’ll hear about the alarming number of incidences of hospital acquired infections (HAI) and how many can be prevented. My guests for this discussion are Thom Wellington and Tom Sears, the entrepreneurs who recently founded Infection Control University (ICU), a company that seeks to train hospital employees […]
In a time when modern, up-to-date facilities can be a big selling point for hospitals seeking more patients, construction and maintenance projects have become the norm in hospitals across the country — but acute care hospitals can’t pause patient care while those projects are being completed, since they generally remain open 24/7 to consistently treat […]
Imagine you are visiting a hospital while a minor renovation is underway. You never visit the floor undergoing the renovations or see any equipment. You are, however, traveling in a crowded hospital elevator when the car stops on the fourth floor and in walks a construction worker covered with dust. He scrunches in between a […]