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April 10, 2019 | Formats: Report | Content Areas: Administration, Environmental Sanitation Operations, Financial Stewardship , Regulatory Compliance, Textile Management Operations, Waste Management Operations | Tags: Benchmarking, Chemicals , Environmental hygiene and sanitation, Environmental Monitoring Tools, Infection Prevention and Epidemiology
Annual AHE survey conducted to track ongoing trends in the environmental services and health care industries. Each year questions may be added, removed and changed to better capture the continually changing health care environment. This trends summary contains the key questions, most of which have been in the survey for multiple years. The research is designed to provide trends and emerging data on major issues, challenges, and opportunities facing the environmental services profession, its related disciplines, and the AHE membership.
December 17, 2018 | Formats: Article | Content Areas: Administration | Tags: Leadership, Management
The Law of Unintended Consequences / The Hawthorne Effect
By: Michael Catanzaro, FAHE, MREH, CLLM, CHESP
December 17, 2018 | Formats: Article | Content Areas: Administration | Tags: Environmental hygiene and sanitation, Infection Prevention and Epidemiology
By: John Scherberger, FAHE, CHESP
December 17, 2018 | Formats: Article | Content Areas: Administration | Tags: Communication, Infection Prevention and Epidemiology
UVC 101: Communication Strategy
By: Cathy Campbell, Director of Program Management, Tru-D SmartUVC, LLC
Tru-D SmartUVC understands the importance of building a communication strategy for the implementation and the successful management of a UVC enhanced disinfection program.
November 06, 2018 | Formats: Technical Paper | Content Areas: Administration | Tags: Environmental hygiene and sanitation, Waste Management and Sustainable Operations
Leveraging Technology to Hire for Fit and Create an Environmental Culture of Care
By: Pamela S. Starlin
The traditional role of the environmental services attendant must transition into the role of an adequately trained infection preventionist and, equally important, a hospitality ambassador. The patient’s interaction and comfort with the environmental services attendant has a substantial impact on the overall perception of cleanliness and the competence of the staff member. Hiring for fit and being able to identify the natural born connectors and promoters among the task-oriented individuals normally drawn into the environmental services role becomes paramount.