The Dirty Truth

Answers to Your Hospital Housekeeping and Janitorial Service Questions.

The Top Places You'll Find Germs In Schools

In Health |

It is a dirty world out there and trying to avoid the microscopic pests that cause everything from mild irritations to agonizing death and everything in between is futile at best. Germs and colds can permeate a school and not just among students but to the office personnel, teachers and fellow parents as well.

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What's Fermenting In Your Office Fridge?

In Health, Office |
When was the last time your office refrigerator was cleaned out? I mean REALLY cleaned out?

In every office refrigerator, you can find unmarked Tupperware containers filled with leftovers the owner has long since forgotten about, mystery foods wrapped in foil as well as old bottles of condiments that just magically appeared one day and nobody lays claim to. Add to that the strange sticky spill that is unidentifiable yet never gets cleaned up.
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8 Reasons to Outsource Medical Cleaning Services

A spic and span hospital environment (on a both surface and molecular level) is an indisputable must in order to promote patient health, lower Healthcare Acquired Infection (HAIs) rates, keep regulatory agencies such as Joint Commission at bay, and score highly on the “always clean” portion of the HCAHPS survey.

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Handwashing: We're Not as Clean as We Say We Are

If I tell you that it’s Global Handwashing Day today and that it’s important to spread the word about proper hand washing tell me, what is your first response?

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Raising the Standard of Clean in Environmental Services Part II

In our last post we talked about the importance of proper cleaning in Environmental Services and how many hospitals are unwittingly doing a poor job of it. In a presentation for the CDC on “The Role of Environmental Cleaning in Preventing HAIs”, Dr. Keith Woeltje of the Washington University School of Medicine cited studies that showed that though most hospital surfaces looked clean, their current cleaning program was not effectively removing pathogens. This negligence has serious implications on patient health, namely that it dramatically increases a patient’s likelihood of acquiring a Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI). The primary purpose of his talk, however, was not to point fingers but to provide solutions.

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