Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting. Do you know the difference? These words are often used interchangeably, but Ronnie Garret explains that there are key distinctions that are essential for your staff to know about. Understanding the different definitions is a key step in improving the health of your facility.
The medical world is dealing with a huge problem, and it is not just the battle against the skyrocketing costs. It’s also the battle of finding new strategies for a safe healthcare facility. And, most seriously, it’s the battle against skyrocketing germs, also known as superbugs.
One of the most basic approaches to the maintenance of hygiene, and one that is particularly important in the healthcare environment, is cleaning. But it doesn’t stop there. Here are the steps involved in thoroughly combating healthcare-acquired infections.
School closings due to illness are becoming an issue that many states are facing. Mountain View Elementary School in northern Tennessee (about 40 miles south of the Virginia/Tennessee border) had to close earlier this year due to illness. Here’s a real world story of how to tackle a problem.
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