The dangers of Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs) is a frequent topic on our blog and in the healthcare community. Eliminating HAIs through cleanliness is essential, but did you know that these germs can be lurking on seemingly impossible to clean tech surfaces? Know the risk of spreading germs through tech devices and find out what to do.
The HUSHTONE Cordless Upright Vacuum helps increase cleaning workers’ productivity while reducing worker fatigue. One way it accomplishes this is by allowing employees to move in the most efficient cleaning patterns, by not being bound to a cord. With this freedom of movement, crews can clean up to 5X faster than with a corded upright.
This incredibly efficient new option will keep your crews moving with SC Johnson’s patented spray-and-wipe cleaning system that provides optimized dilution delivery. The easy-to-use system requires no mixing, measuring or stopping and its fully intuitive design will have your cleaning crews using it minutes.
Your operation’s trash can be the source of some serious food safety problems. For this reason, you should educate yourself on the best ways to handle your waste to avoid exposure to bacteria, viruses, and other hazardous materials.
Superbugs are infections that are resistant to antibiotics, so they become difficult for medical professionals to treat. Preventing these types of infections should be the top priority of healthcare facilities because they put the institution’s reputation as a place of healing in jeopardy.
A picture is worth a thousand words and, when it comes to working in a kitchen, a picture can prevent a thousand accidents. Something as simple as posting a food safety icon near a workstation can lead to a dramatic reduction in completely avoidable errors.
Two researchers, Buvana Reddy, MD of HealthPartners Institute in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and Jonathan Scrafford, MD of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, have reported promising findings from a small, randomized trial. The study found that glove changes prior to abdominal closure during C-sections were helpful in preventing bacteria transfer during surgery.
According to a recent story by local news outlet WWLP-TV, schools in the Holyoke, Massachusetts area are changing up their cleaning supplies to promote better environmental responsibility, and to reduce high incidents of asthma among students.
Rosie D. Lyles, MD, head of clinical affairs for Clorox, writes about the risk of so-called “superbugs” – organisms that are resistant to drug treatment, and says that “there is a growing body of research that shows that many of these microbes are commonly found in public restrooms.”
Factories, generating plants, and other industrial locations are among the most challenging job sites to clean. In addition to getting incredibly dirty, they often present safety hazards – given the machines and chemicals involved – and, unlike other kinds of businesses, many industrial facilities operate around the clock.
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