Environmental Surfaces and Disease Transmission - June 9, 2016

“In the 1970s and 1980s the transmission of pathogens from healthcare surfaces to susceptible patients was thought to be insignificant” (CDC). However more recent studies show surfaces in patient’s rooms play a pivotal role in the transmission of disease to other patients in healthcare environments. Understanding how transmission events contribute, and are related to patient room surfaces, can be used as a tool for preventing infection, which allows for facilities to optimize cleaning and disinfection of surfaces.

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Root Cause of UVC Odor - July 5, 2016

UVC devices have been used for successful disinfection of air and surfaces in multiple industries, more specifically the healthcare industry. However, with the use of these devices it has been often noticed that there is a residual odor after...

People are the most value part of the equation

In the United States, hospitals are in the business of providing healthcare to over 35 million inpatients and performing over 51 million procedures annually. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 5-10% of patients get a...

HCAI's: A Silent Killer - June 17, 2016

"[Infection} can start in the hospital. It can start in the nursing home. It can start at home." The annual reported number of healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) in hospitals are documented primarily from acute and...

Dreaded Superbug Reaches the U.S. - May 31, 2016

For the first time in the United States, researchers at the Multidrug Resistant Organism Repository and Surveillance Network (MRSN) at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) found a person carrying bacteria that is resistant to the...
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