Ultraviolet light is ineffective against healthcare-linked superbugs, study finds
Sep 01, 2023
A lot of healthcare communities, including long-term care, invested in ultraviolet-C light to kill germs during the pandemic. But new research has found that UV-C doesn’t do much to curtail healthcare-associated...
What you should know about disinfectants
May 13, 2021
In the long-term care sector, we have to address patients who may have been through multiple hospital visits and may have been infected with a wide range of multi-drug resistant organisms. Some of them...
How to hire a new cleaning contractor post-COVID-19
May 06, 2021
If hiring a new cleaning contractor, the owners and managers of senior and long-term care facilities must realize that just about everything has changed. What they looked for in a cleaning contractor before...
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, May 4
May 04, 2021
Providers see slight increase in COVID vaccine uptake among staff … FDA revokes EUA for Battelle mask decontamination system … Top 20 drugs by worldwide sales in 2020 reported … Eye and skin irritant...
Use electrostatic technology for large-scale disinfection in long-term care
J. Hudson Garrett Jr., Ph.D.
Feb 23, 2021
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted long-term care facilities across the United States. COVID-19 is primarily spread via infectious respiratory droplets, but can also be spread via...
Eliminate pathogens and pests to protect your facility’s reputation
Dec 18, 2020
It’s always been critical for long-term care facilities to follow stringent infection control guidelines. Residents of these facilities often have compromised immune systems that lead to health conditions...
FDA approves ultraviolet N95 mask cleaning system with small footprint
Dec 07, 2020
The Lumin LM3000 device is authorized for emergency use during the pandemic. It originally was designed to clean continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, machine accessories.
Robotic support pets may carry microbes: Disinfection works, study finds
Aug 31, 2020
A simple cleaning process brought infectious microbes to undetectable levels in a variety of support robot brands after residents handled them for 20 minutes.
Clinical Briefs for Friday, November 8
Nov 07, 2019
Loss of food enjoyment can isolate cancer patients … No hospital disinfectants can kill off C. difficile bacterium … Study helps explain why exercise guards against heart disease … ‘First-of-its-kind’...
Disinfectant exposure may increase nurses’ COPD risk
Nov 06, 2017
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...