Operations for Environmental Hygiene
These training videos, sponsored by Clorox, highlight important aspects of cleaning and disinfection in the health care environment for EVS staff.
EVS Training Video: Patient Room Occupied Clean
EVS Training Video: Patient Room Discharge Clean
EVS Training Video: Operating Room Turnover Clean
EVS Training Video: Operating Room Terminal Clean
C diff Pathogen Education Sheet
C. auris Pathogen Education Sheet
Respiratory Pathogen Education Sheet
Chain of Infection Education Sheet
Red, Yellow, Black, Blue: Which Waste Container Should You Use? A Guide to Waste Segregation in Healthcare
Speaker: Cara Simaga
In this webinar, Cara Simaga will explain what waste segregation is. She will also review proper disposal techniques and discuss which containers are designated for certain types of waste.
Date Available: June 15, 2022
Speakers: Tim Livesay, Robert Tussey, T-CSCT, Brian Symmonds and Roy Boukidjian
This is your opportunity to follow the journey of how Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health merged into CommonSpirit Health and formed the largest healthcare self operative Environmental Services Department in the Nation.
Date Available: May 18, 2022
Speakers: Micky Fokken, Geonit Knecht, Randall Manno, MBA, T-CHEST, T-CSCT and Ray Sheehan, T-CHEST, T-CSCT
EVS leaders are constantly striving for what's next and what's best for our patients. Hear from the Children's Health Care Delivery Innovation Lab about how they've helped innovators create new technology and care delivery solutions that have transformed how children receive care.
Date Available: March 23, 2022
Speaker: Charlotte A. Smith, R. Ph., M.S.
A presentation describing EPA’s new Subpart P Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule and how it can simplify pharmaceutical waste management in your organization while saving money in training, handling, and disposal requirements.
Date Available: April 21, 2021
Speaker: Dr. Dionne Dixon
This webinar discusses the role of quality in daily operations for environmental service professionals, including defining the meaning and evolution of quality; explaining why quality matters, and identifying regulatory agencies, activities in daily life, and a variety of quality tools to use in your operations.
Date Available: January 14, 2021
In this presentation we will discuss unique considerations for environmental hygiene when ramping up surgical procedures during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We will review the role of environmental contamination in the transmission of infections.
Date Available: June 22, 2020
Speakers: Patti Costello, Jennifer Caceres and Kristen Venegas
Healthcare facilities have been dealing with an unprecedented number of challenges in recent months, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the importance of the patient experience and the need to address new concerns and expectations.
Date Available: November 5, 2020
Speakers: David Sylvan, Michael Kuptz, Shavonne C. Williams and April Bertram
Higher expectations around cleaning protocols have made hospital cleaning a difficult task. Even more, changes in hand hygiene behavior are driving new usage patterns and increased unpredictability. Many Environmental Services teams have adopted technology to more efficiently respond to changes in demand.
Date Available: December 10, 2020
This presentation will explore various arguments in favor of and against each type of method and technology, including considerations from regulatory bodies and other organizations that recommend best hygiene practices for healthcare facilities and public spaces.
Date Available: 2020
Speaker: Robert Crawford
Health care practices are always evolving due to new research and technology. It is important for health care workers to adapt a culture of continuous improvement and learning in order to keep up with new practices, implement change and impact all levels of staff. This webinar will examine how to make those changes with a specific focus on microbial destruction in health care settings.
Date Available: April 17, 2019
Speaker: Katrina Harper, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
Environmental Services (EVS) oftentimes partner with Pharmacy staff to oversee the clean room used for compounding prescription drugs. This webinar will discuss the partnership between EVS and the pharmacy and what we need to know about USP797 and 800.
Date Available: March 20, 2019