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 hospital-associated infection (HAI) or nosocomial infection during their stay. This staggering statistic shows just how critically important it is that everyone, from hospital executives down to front-line workers, understands the need for a coordinated, multimodal effort in controlling and preventing the spread of infectious diseases. (Darrel Hicks 2/2/16)

Getting a large group of environmental workers to coordinate their daily activity using the same set of best practices is not an easy task. Health Care Management must define each individual and group’s role, provide formal and ongoing training, and coordinate the ongoing work schedule. Equipping the group with easy to use, reliable and robust tools to be effective. The organization needs to measure and track the results including an active continuous improvement plan.

The environmental services personnel cleaning the facilities are on the front-line for infection prevention. Organization like the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) offers certification programs to establish best practices and then methods on effective ongoing training.

Darrel Hicks has written an article called: Time to turn Cleaning Staff into Certified Technicians”. Read Full Article 

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This article focuses on the importance of well-trained environmental services staff and how they could be the most cost effective solution to reducing the spread of infection within the health care facility.

UVC Cleaning Systems manufactures the equipment that integrates into the process and procedures of a coordinated infection prevention program; effective products that are simple to operate, safe and extremely reliable 

MRSA: The Fight Continues

The largest epidemic going on inside hospitals and other health care facilities is controlling the infection MRSA. The staph bug causing these infections resists treatment and because it attacks so many people with weakened immune systems, hospital-acquired MRSA accounts for the vast majority of fatal MRSA infections.

Norovirus strikes at the RNC in Cleveland OH

The Ohio department of health was notified on Monday 7/18/16 about the outbreak of Norovirus among staffers at the Republican National Convention. All of those affected are staying at the Kalahari resort in Sandusky, Oh, about 60 miles away from...

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...

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...
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