• Emerging Pathogens and Environmental Cleaning
    This Report examines surface cleaning and disinfection in the face of emerging infectious disease and the pathogens that can challenge disinfectant efficacy. It reviews the hierarchy of pathogen resistance and susceptibility to disinfectants, discusses various factors that ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in Reports
  • Environmental Hygiene Issues in the Hospital: The Operating Room and the ICU
    Patients can be at their most vulnerable when they are in a critical care environment of the operating room (OR) or the intensive care unit (ICU). That's why it's essential that these two areas of the hospital receive scrupulous environmental cleaning and disinfection per ...More
    March 26, 2015 Posted in Digital Issues
  • Understanding the Essentials of Germicidal UV Light
    This report explains the basics of germicidal ultraviolet light for application in the healthcare environment. It reviews the mechanisms for pathogen deactivation, plus explores the variables of UV-C efficacy, the caveats with the use of this kind of technology, and cost ...More
    February 17, 2015 Posted in Reports
  • Flu and Winter Germ Prevention Tips for Healthcare Facilities
    Flu and Winter Germ Prevention Tips for Healthcare Facilities
    This whitepaper addresses how to fight influenza and norovirus from a facility-wide approach using products grounded in science. It explores the key aspects of keeping patients and healthcare workers safe from highly contagious viral illness. ...More
    January 27, 2015 Posted in Whitepapers
  • Cleaning Professionals Dish the Truth Behind Restroom Cleaning in New Survey
    Public restroom maintenance is an important daily task with which most cleaning industry professionals are familiar, since restrooms are a frequently used area in any facility and their upkeep can affect public perceptions. But Clorox Professional Products Co. wanted to ...More
    December 14, 2014 Posted in News
  • Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection in the Long-Term Care Facility
    Proper and rigorous environmental cleaning in the long-term care facility (LTCF) can reap multiple benefits – it can help prevent infections, but it also can help ensure fewer environmental deficiencies during state and federal inspections and improve CMS ratings ...More
    November 24, 2014 Posted in Digital Issues
  • Environmental Infection Control for Ebola: Approach for a UV Claim
    This paper will outline key points that healthcare facilities should consider when choosing an environmental protection strategy against Ebola that includes UV Treatment. It will describe the approach that CDC and EPA have taken to bridge the gap between efficacy claims of ...More
    November 19, 2014 Posted in Whitepapers
  • Understanding UV
    The use of UV-C light is a recognized method of inactivating a wide range of microorganisms in water and air, and on surfaces. UV-C room treatment provides a supplement to, not a replacement of, standard cleaning and disinfection protocols, and is a means to potentially ...More
    November 19, 2014 Posted in Whitepapers
  • How to Evaluate and Select UV Room Treatment Technology
    Despite their best intentions, suboptimal, manual environmental cleaning and disinfection processes in healthcare facilities have given rise to new technologies that supplement manual hygiene practices. Dr. Robert A. Weinstein of the Rush University Medical Center has noted ...More
    November 19, 2014 Posted in Whitepapers
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