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Design a hospital to fight infection head on


Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are the cause of significant medical and economic expense on clinics, hospitals and facilities everywhere. HAIs are usually caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses or other infectious agents that live in medical settings. Researcher Jack Gilbert spent 16 months studying microbes in a hospital environment. Gilbert, an environmental microbiologist at Argonne National Laboratory, […]

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Strategic dispenser placement important for hand hygiene in hospitals


Healthcare professionals take pride in taking the best possible care of their patients. An important duty is to practice good hand hygiene in order to minimize cross-contamination and the spread of healthcare-associated infections. The World Hand Hygiene day, 5th of May* is aimed at supporting healthcare professionals in achieving and maintaining high hand hygiene compliance. […]

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Five ways to prevent further disaster during an emergency situation


When disaster strikes, hygiene means more than just washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. It also means maintaining cleanliness and preventing infectious outbreaks and sickness in affected areas and evacuation centers. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are a variety of factors health care providers and officials need […]

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Hand hygiene delivers value in long-term care facilities


Infection control and prevention in long-term care facilities is critical to resident care and safety. In fact, studies show how hand hygiene alone can save medical facilities up to $2.8 billion in direct costs1. Furthermore, 80% of patients see hand hygiene posters and signage as a sign of cleanliness in facilities2. Johnathon Gregory, Director of […]

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Cut wait times to drive productivity, satisfaction and patient perceptions


In today’s world of instant-gratification—and patient satisfaction—there’s a growing imperative for healthcare providers to see more patients in less time. From a business perspective, reducing wait times means doctors can see more patients, collect more revenue and expand their practices. From the patient’s standpoint, providers are evolving to support their needs and improve perceptions. Here […]

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Making the grade:
Three tech-savvy ways to improve the patient experience


In today’s world, technology evolves rapidly and patients expect to see the same technological conveniences in their healthcare facility as they do in their daily lives. For healthcare facilities, embracing the latest technology trends can help them become better patient environments. While technological advancements are often adopted quickly in a care delivery or clinical setting, […]

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