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Soft Surface

  • 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
  • What’s On That Surface?
    This Pulse reviews the microbial levels found on common surfaces in the healthcare environment, pathogen persistence, and transmission mechanics, and provides suggestions for effective cleaning and disinfection. ...More
    October 17, 2014 Posted in Digital Issues
  • 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
  • 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
  • Researchers Study How Bleach Kills Bacteria
    Cleaning often involves chlorine bleach, which has been used as a disinfectant for hundreds of years. But our bodies have been using bleach’s active component, hypochlorous acid, to help clean house for millennia. As part of our natural response to infection, certain ...More
    April 7, 2014 Posted in News