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Clinical Briefs for Friday, May 22

Infection control problems ‘persisted’ at nursing homes prior to pandemic: GAO … New AARP report spotlights Alzheimer’s toll on women … Emerging medical countermeasures to COVID-19 may be best tailored to seniors: Senate hearing … Coronavirus ‘does not spread easily’ on contaminated surfaces: CDC

Clinical Daily Briefs for Thursday, March 26

Argentum, AHCA / NCAL launch campaigns to share positive messages during pandemic … Clinic study shows where surface-cleaning efforts can fall short … CVS moves to prevent hoarding of malaria drug for COVID-19 patients … FDA supports study of century-old blood infusion treatment in coronavirus patients

Better guidelines needed: expert.

Disinfectant exposure may increase nurses’ COPD risk

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.

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SCA launches Tork cloth

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.

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Cleanliness is linked to care

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.

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