The Dirty Truth

Answers to Your Hospital Housekeeping and Janitorial Service Questions.

What Can Healthcare Providers Do to Prevent the Spread of Measles?

In Health |

The Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there have been over 1,000 confirmed measles cases in the past six months. Almost triple the amount of total cases reported in 2018. In just six months, United States is experiencing the largest number of outbreaks its seen since 1992.

 

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The Health and Environmental Impacts of Disinfectants and How to Make Safe Decisions

In Health |

Choosing the right disinfectants is important. Not only do they need to work, they must be safe for the environment you are working in. There is a long list of disinfectants, each with their own pros and cons.

 

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How Can Hospitals Stop the Spread of Infectious C. Auris?

When a major infection outbreak occurs at a hospital, it is the responsibility of the environmental services team to take extra precautions when cleaning. Medical cleaning experts know how to disinfect surfaces and kill pretty much anything with the proper EPA-approved disinfectants. But as we are seeing with the current Candida Auris outbreak, routine cleaning might not be enough when it comes to resistant strains.

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Medical Cleaning: What You Need to Know

There are two major functions of cleaning. The first is to make a space look nice. As vain as it may seem, appearances are important, especially when it comes to a business. The second function of cleaning is to obviously clean and sterilize. While a surface may look nice and shiny, it may not be properly disinfected.

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The Average Desk is 400x Dirtier Than a Toilet Seat

In Health, Tips, Office |

While most people associate the bathroom with being the epitome of filth, some of the items we encounter on a daily basis actually harbor a staggering amount of harmful bacteria... up to 10x as many germs as a public toilet! Attention to detail can mean the difference between safe and dangerous; even the smallest missed cleaning opportunity can lead to the spread of bacteria which can mean lost time for employees, bad first impressions for new customers an even low office morale.

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