Germs

 Face mask can protect caregivers, elderly

Face mask can protect caregivers, elderly

MyAirMask is a new type of face mask with attachable filters, making it an option for seniors or caregivers avoiding germs.

New disinfectant from Clorox

New disinfectant from Clorox

Clorox recently launched the Clorox® 4 in One Disinfectant & Sanitizer, which disinfects hard surfaces, eliminates airborne and odor-causing bacteria and reduces allergens. It kills 24 key germs, including viruses that can cause cold and flu and bacteria associated with E. coli and salmonella.

FDA warns of germ-laden mattress covers

The Food and Drug Administration has warned nurses, infection control staff and other caregivers to examine their medical bed mattress covers. Damaged or worn covers can allow blood and body fluids to penetrate the mattress, causing an infection risk. Mattresses can be alternating pressure, non-powered flotation mattresses, or mattresses that are part of hospital beds.

Ask the care expert ... about gait belts and infection control

Ask the care expert ... about gait belts and infection control

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We use gait belts at my building. We assign a gait belt to an aide who uses them the entire shift. Do you think with all of the infection prevention techniques we should change our policy?