• A Primer on Bleach: How and Why it Works
    This report addresses the process by which sodium hypochlorite, the active ingredient in commercial bleach products, destroys disease-causing pathogens. It explains the science of how and why bleach is an effective disinfection agent, and presents information to address ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in Reports
  • Free Terminal Cleaning Toolkit for Infection Preventionists and Environmental Services Professionals
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), new reports indicate that on any given day, 1 in every 25 acute care patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI). Many common pathogens, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Successful Pathogen Identification and Eradication: A Q&A with Timothy Wiemken, PhD, MPH, CIC
    Infection Control Today spoke with Timothy Wiemken, PhD, MPH, CIC, assistant professor of medicine and assistant director of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, regarding key issues such as pathogen identification and ...More
    June 19, 2014 Posted in Whitepapers
  • Terminal Cleaning Tool Kit
    Since there is often confusion about when to perform terminal cleaning and why it is necessary, Clorox Healthcare wants to help improve practices to better protect patients. As a trusted partner of those working in infection control, Clorox Healthcare is committed to ...More
    June 9, 2014 Posted in Whitepapers
  • The Value of Ready-to-Use Disinfectant Wipes
    Dr. Tim Wiemken, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Director of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University Of Louisville School Of Medicine, recently had a study published in AJIC titled: "The value of ready-to-use disinfectant wipes: Compliance, employee ...More
    June 2, 2014 Posted in Videos
  • Setting-Specific Cleaning and Disinfection
    This Pulse addresses cleaning and disinfection best practices in a variety of specific healthcare settings including the patient room, emergency department, operating room and intensive care unit. Some experts believe that in terms of cleaning, a hospital should not be ...More
    May 28, 2014 Posted in Digital Issues
  • Operating Room: Cleaning & Disinfection Guidelines
    Leading infection-control advisory groups, such as the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN), the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), and the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE), provide the following ...More
    May 23, 2014 Posted in Whitepapers
  • Operating Room Cleaning Checklist
    Cleaning the OR between procedures can be a challenging task, while terminal cleaning of the OR is critical to patient safety. Consider developing a checklist of OR environmental surfaces (EVS) staff should clean and disinfect that best fits your facility’s layout and ...More
    May 23, 2014 Posted in Whitepapers
  • New Toolkit Addresses CRE Control and Prevention
    Montefiore Medical Center, in partnership with Boston University School of Public Health, today announced the launch of a toolkit to help prevent and control the emergence of a dangerous and highly contagious infection in healthcare settings. The Carbapenem-Resistant ...More
    May 19, 2014 Posted in News
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