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  • The Law of Unintended Consequences / The Hawthorne Effect

    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

  • UV Disinfection

    December 17, 2018 | Formats: Article | Content Areas: Administration | Tags: Environmental hygiene and sanitation, Infection Prevention and Epidemiology

    UV Disinfection

    By: John Scherberger, FAHE, CHESP

  • UVC 101: Communication Strategy

    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.

  • Leveraging Technology to Hire for Fit and Create an Environmental Culture of Care

    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.

  • Maintaining Hygienically Clean Health Care Textiles Within a Health Care Facility

    November 05, 2018 | Formats: Technical Paper | Content Areas: Administration | Tags: Environmental hygiene and sanitation, Infection Prevention and Epidemiology, Laundry and Textiles, Linen

    Maintaining Hygienically Clean Health Care Textiles Within a Health Care Facility
    By: John F. Scherberger

    Health care textiles are a crucial component in the care and treatment of patients if positive outcomes are to be realized. The absence of guidance from regulatory organizations pertaining to the handling, internal transportation, and storage of hygienically clean textiles (HCTs) within the confines of health care facilities (HCFs) brings into question the hygienic integrity of such textiles. The lack of guidance and best practice standards in health care facilities brings into question the confidence needed to assure that a chain of infection prevention practice is in place in health care facilities. This document addresses the shortcomings and provides suggested direction and support.

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