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  • Disinfectants and Surface Compatibility
    Efficacy of hospital-grade cleaners and disinfectants is one of the most widely scrutinized aspects of surface disinfection, yet this factor could be undermined by the lesser-known obstacle of materials compatibility -- how cleaning and disinfection chemistries interact ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in Reports
  • Welcome to the New Blog
    Welcome to this inaugural blog, designed to share information from industry experts as well as provide a forum for the lively exchange of questions from infection preventionists and environmental services professionals, and answers from knowledge leaders. The goal of the ...More
    March 9, 2016 Posted in Blogs
  • Case Study: St. Mary's Goes the Distance to Protect Patients
    This case study explores how St. Mary's Health Care System in Athens, Ga. was the first healthcare institution in northeast Georgia to use UV light to treat high-utilization areas as an adjunct strategy to drive down their rates of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). ...More
    March 1, 2016 Posted in Reports
  • Antibiotic & Antimicrobial Stewardship: Disinfectants are Ongoing Focus of Resistance Debate
    This report reviews the current global and national efforts to address antibiotic and antimicrobial resistance, and within this context, explores studies examining potential decreased microbial sensitivity to chemical disinfectants used in the healthcare environment. ...More
    February 1, 2016 Posted in Reports
  • Seeing the Light: Evidence Mounts for the Use of UV Technology to Reduce Surface Microbial Loads, Boost Manual Cleaning and Disinfection
    This report summarizes and synthesizes studies from the medical literature examining the efficacy and benefits of using germicidal UV-C light technology to enhance manual cleaning and disinfection of healthcare environmental surfaces. ...More
    December 15, 2015 Posted in Reports
  • 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
    October 22, 2015 Posted in Reports
  • UV Light Cut C. diff Transmissions by 25 Percent on Oncology Floors
    Robots are capable of all sorts of tasks to help better treat cancer: They connect oncologists to patients remotely, make incisions, staple them shut, deliver "nano" therapies--and they clean rooms. New research from Penn Medicine infection control specialists found that ...More
    October 10, 2015 Posted in News
  • Environmental Cleaning in the Ambulatory-Care Setting
    Outpatient Care
    This Pulse summarizes best practices associated with environmental cleaning and surface disinfection in the ambulatory-care environment. It highlights basic infection prevention recommendations for outpatient settings, and reaffirms Standard Precautions as the foundation ...More
    September 23, 2015 Posted in Digital Issues
  • Clorox Healthcare Announces New Optimum-UV Enlight System with Advanced Reporting Features
    Clorox Healthcare, in partnership with Ultraviolet Devices, Inc. (UVDI), a leader in ultraviolet (UV) technology, announces the introduction of the Clorox Healthcare™ Optimum-UV Enlight™ System at the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) EXCHANGE ...More
    September 22, 2015 Posted in News
  • UV System Enhances Infection Control
    As drug-resistant strains of bacteria and viruses continue to arise, St. Mary’s Health Care System in Athens, Ga. is taking an innovative step to help protect patients from infection: the Athens hospital is the first in Northeast Georgia to use powerful ultraviolet ...More
    September 21, 2015 Posted in News
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