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  • Environmental Hygiene: The Importance of Process, Product and Practice
    Environmental hygiene can be addressed through process, product and practice, working in concert to address what should be done and with what tools, and in a manner congruent with best-practice recommendations and evidence-based guidelines. ...More
    August 20, 2014 Posted in Digital Issues
  • 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
    July 21, 2014 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
    July 8, 2014 Posted in News
  • 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
  • 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
  • Expert to Address Soft-Surface Contamination Risks at Medical World Americas Conference
    To help educate medical professionals on soft-surface contamination risks, Kelly Reynolds, MSPH, PhD, researcher and associate professor in the College of Public Health at the University of Arizona, will present her research findings during the upcoming Medical World ...More
    April 24, 2014 Posted in News
  • ICT News Desk: How Bleach Kills Bacteria
    Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have made strides in understanding exactly how bleach kills bacteria—and how bacteria’s own defenses can protect against the cellular stress caused by bleach. The insights gained may lead to the development ...More
    April 14, 2014 Posted in Videos