WHO: Nearly all surveyed healthcare facilities lack plans for improving environmental hygiene
May 26, 2022
A new global study finds “widespread challenges” in hygiene practices among healthcare facilities across income levels and geographic locations.
Nearly all high-touch surfaces in LTC are contaminated, study finds
Feb 18, 2022
More than 90% of “high-touch” surfaces in long-term care facilities, including handrails and equipment controls, are contaminated with fecal matter and other potential sources of infectious...
Cleaning effectively and proving it
Aug 05, 2021
Virtually all industries and organizations are now extremely focused on protecting the health of building users by implementing hygienic cleaning methods that target high-contact surfaces such as doorknobs,...
Caregivers can help elders retain their dignity during intimate hygiene care, study finds
Jul 07, 2021
Clinicians can offer “moments of micro-competence,” giving palliative care patients a voice in how they receive care as their abilities decline, investigators say.
Simple hygiene beats visitor contact precautions to reduce C. diff rate: study
Mar 01, 2021
Visitor contact precautions made little difference in protecting against Clostridium difficile in the elderly when compared with small changes in normal daily hygiene, new research has found.
Nurses union to FDA: Mask decontamination never should have been OK’d
Jan 29, 2021
The reuse of N95 respirators and other single-use PPE is unsafe, according to the lead hygienist of National Nurses United. The union is heartened by President Joe Biden’s promise to use the Defense...
Effectiveness of hand washing hinges on how hands are dried, experts say
Mar 08, 2020
Proper hand drying plays a critical — and often dangerously overlooked — role in preventing the spread of viruses and bacteria, say investigators.
Care for the caregiver
Dec 06, 2017
There’s an old saying about the road to hell being paved with good intentions.
High expectations for safe dining
Aug 29, 2014
Senior living communities should work with business partners and vendors to ensure they are not only offering quality dining options with a variety of food choices, but also providing clean, safe and comfortable...
Researchers: Better hygiene leads to higher risk of Alzheimer’s
Sep 06, 2013
Better hygiene in developed countries correlates with a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s, researchers have discovered.