Nurses who regularly use bleach and other disinfectants on the job appear to have a higher risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to research presented in September at the European Respiratory Society International Congress.
SCA, which makes the Tork brand of Away-from-Home hygiene products, has debuted a low-lint wiper for technical cleaning tasks involving sensitive surfaces.
Rising expectations among family members of seniors are inspiring many extended care providers to offer more comforts and amenities to their residents.
A clean floor is likely to go unnoticed. But when it's not clean, it reflects negatively on your overall reputation.
Nursing homes could face more stringent scheduling requirements for housekeeping workers and might be on the hook to compensate them for last-minute shift changes under a bill proposed in both houses of Congress.
With an estimated 70% of people who reach age 65 needing some form of long-term care service, senior living communities will find it increasingly important to learn about and develop solutions for the unique cleaning and sanitizing challenges, starting with residents' rooms.
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?
A new study of provider practices found that multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii was found in hospital rooms even after they were cleaned, according to a study in the December issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.
Oil Eater Original cleaner is formulated to quickly clean blood, serum, stool, dirt and grime on floors, walls and other areas and will not harm skin.
Basic infection prevention and control isn't rocket science. It is essentially following some general guidelines. Some of them pretty simplistic. Not too hard right? You would think, but ...