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Recent outbreaks of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) and adenovirus among children have raised questions about ways to prevent transmission when those affected are admitted to a health care facility. This advisory offers information regarding AFM, viruses that are currently implicated, modes of transmission and measures of prevention.
Studies have shown that emphasis should be placed on adequately training environmental service workers and providing timely feedback on the thoroughness of cleaning by using fluorescent marking or ATP methods. By identifying the connectors and promoters from the front-line staff and focusing them on creating a culture of care and trust, we can take the organic approach to change and improved performance.
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 within the confines of health care facilities brings into question the hygienic integrity of such textiles. This document addresses the shortcomings and provides suggested direction and support.
An Environmental Service's leader as a Lean leader needs to be patient, inquisitive, keenly interested in problem-solving, a good communicator, and a mentor who likes to see people succeed. This paper will propose a proven strategy for becoming a Lean department through the leader's eyes.
Today, despite their many challenges, EVS is an important participant in making decisions around construction, technology, infection prevention and patient satisfaction in health care institutions. This paper will examine how changes in the health care industry have impacted ES operations.
Press Release: The Association for the Health Care Environment Announces Elected and Appointed 2019 Board Members
The newly elected At Large Board Members for the 2019-2021 term have been elected and appointed.
The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE), of the American Hospital Association, has announced the recipients of the 2018 Recognition Awards for excellence in caring for the environment, volunteer service, mentorship and environmental sustainability.
The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE), of the American Hospital Association, has announced the recipient of the 2018 Phoenix Award.
Encompass Group, LLC Announces Ken Tyler, VP Government Operations, Awarded Department of Veterans Affairs 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Tork and the Association for the Health Care Environment join forces through a mutual commitment to sustainable outcomes; launch an Environmental Sustainability Toolkit
Every year AHE conducts an annual survey to track ongoing trends in the environmental services and health care industries. This summary report includes an overview of data collected from the last five surveys conducted.
The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE) announced it was the recipient of two coveted Brandon Hall Gold Awards for Excellence in Learning; recognizing innovative design and measurable business results for the delivery of the Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) program.
With a focus on customer service and improving the patient experience, it is essential to hire people who are a good fit to your hospital during recruiting, hiring, and onboarding processes. The purpose of this paper is to provide you with proven strategies in attracting, interviewing, hiring and retaining staff.
In his Fellow Paper, Michael Cataznaro analyzes the importance of a well-thought out comprehensive training program and the resources needed from all levels within a facility in order to be successful.
Ohio State Healthcare Environmental and Hospitality Services Certificate Program Overview
The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE) announces the recipient of the 2018 AHE Innovation Award.
The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE), of the American Hospital Association, has announced the recipient of the 2018 AHE Heart of Healthcare Award.