Disaster/Outbreak Preparedness

Jun 1, 2018
Join Ruth Carrico, PhD DNP to learn more about the Hepatitis A outbreak and its impact on health care workers and those responsible for environmental service and food service departments in health care settings.
May 22, 2017
Antibiotic stewardship is now at the forefront of CDI prevention efforts because of the growing national focus on proper antibiotic use. This paper takes a close look at asymptomatic C. difficile carriers and provides recommendations for effective infection control.
May 22, 2017
As the debate around bed bug continues to evolve and further research brings to light new information about these pests, the prevention and management practices will also evolve. In the meantime, rest easy with a proactive approach and the advice of a trained pest management professional. 
May 29, 2016
While chemical or biological incidents might not be among the top three hazards identified by hospitals in their emergency preparedness plans, environmental services professionals should be aware of the special preparation needed for chemical or biological events.
Feb 29, 2016
In April 2016, new guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America and Society for Health Epidemiology of America were released. Recommendations for effective antibiotic stewardship programs include preauthorization and prospective review of antibiotics, physician and pharmacist…
Nov 29, 2015
Gail Fraine, RN, MMHC, BSN, CIC shares tips on minimizing risk and increasing safety when it comes to preventing disease transmission.
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Beyond Disinfection

Jun 23, 2015
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is estimated that one out of every 25 hospitalized patients will contract a health-care-associated infection (HAI). Each year HAIs are a documented source of increased mortality and morbidity, significant costs for care…
Dec 23, 2014
There are many elements that go into emergency response plans, and here we’ve outlined some of the main considerations of a plan as it relates to infection prevention and control and environmental services (EVS). It is EVS’ responsibility to ensure that it is able to provide a safe place for…
Sep 23, 2014
Each year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that over 722,000 hospitalized patients contract a healthcare associated infection (HAI), resulting in over 75,000 deaths. In September 2013, the CDC released new evidence of emergent antimicrobial resistance threats and…