HAIs

Clorox Healthcare develops cleaning tool kit

Clorox Healthcare has released the Terminal Cleaning Tool Kit, which includes key steps for dealing with healthcare associated infections.

New UV system reduces HAIs

New UV system reduces HAIs

A new combined lighting and air purification system may be able to heavily reduce healthcare-acquired infections in nursing homes and hospitals.

Budgeting for hand hygiene

Budgeting for hand hygiene

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One of my former colleagues, who had moved to the healthcare sector from television, shared with me the story of how she began her new job and was told, "Oh, yeah, you can figure out the budget, right?" Administrators with limited budgeting experience might hesitate to make big investments, but when it comes to hand hygiene, spending a little more today could lead to big savings down the line.

Preventing HAIs in long-term care

Preventing HAIs in long-term care

Preventing the spread of MRSA, CRE and other hospital-acquired infections(HAI's) is quickly becoming a top priority in skilled nursing and long-term care facilities. Yet we often overlook disinfecting procedures on our vital signs monitoring equipment.

Webcast to focus on facility-acquired infections, hospital readmissions

Webcast to focus on facility-acquired infections, hospital readmissions

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Long-term care providers continually struggle with healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). They can find answers to the challenge at a McKnight's no-cost webcast at 1 p.m. (Eastern) June 20. During this CEU-approved webcast, providers will learn specific ways to reduce HAIs, as well as how to improve regulatory compliance and how best practices can give you a leg up on the competition.

State initiative cuts nursing home infection rates: report

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Infection rates have improved in Pennsylvania nursing homes, the result of a program targeted at healthcare-acquired infections, a new report reveals.

House committee approves funds to fight nursing workforce shortage, hospital-acquired infections

The House Appropriations Committee has approved a spending budget for fiscal year 2010 for the Department of Health and Human Services. Funding has been allocated to relieve the healthcare workforce shortage and reduce hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).

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