hidden hospital germs

Pulling back the curtain on hidden hospital germs

Hospital curtains are supposed to safeguard a patient’s privacy; unfortunately, research shows they can also endanger patient health. Hidden in the folds of nearly nine out of ten hospital curtains you’ll find methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. The curtains tested started out uncontaminated; a control group of curtains never hung, but which were stored in […]

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Technology That Defends Against Hospital-Acquired Infections: Healthcare Round-Up

Technology That Defends Against Hospital-Acquired Infections. In the news: Medicare cut payments to five Middle Tennessee hospitals because of failure to control healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and prevent serious complications. Read more at www.cleanlink.com 3 Surprising Hospital Leadership Trends. Over the last two decades there have been dramatic shifts in the composition of the country’s demographics. […]

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How to Choose the Right Soap for Your Business

With the arrival of spring comes a new challenge for business owners across the country. While it’s easy to assume cold and flu season disappears with the snow, employees and building guests are still susceptible – and carriers! – for bacteria, allergens and viruses. Studies show that the flu doesn’t just affect those left coughing […]

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Strengthening Hospital Hand Hygiene Compliance Programs

When training hospital staff, it’s easy to overlook one of the most fundamental disease prevention practices due to its simplicity. While most Americans begin learning to wash their own hands as toddlers, as adults in the health care industry, they must pay special attention to this safety precaution in an effort to protect their patients. […]

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13 Ways to Stop Drinking Soda for Good: Healthcare Round-Up

13 Ways to Stop Drinking Soda for Good: Healthcare Round-Up. You know soda’s not exactly good for you — but at the same time, it can be hard to resist. Its sweet taste, pleasant fizz and energizing jolt often seems like just what you need to wash down your dinner, get you through an afternoon […]

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Difference between Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting: Environment & Task

Picture this: a busy restaurant, a long wait list and a newly-vacant table that needs to be ready for the next guest. The staff are likely clearing the table and trying to quickly turn it around, cleaning and sanitizing the surface as fast as possible. But, are they doing it correctly and efficiently? Maybe in […]

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Primary Care and Public Health: A Partnership to Change America’s Health: Healthcare Round-Up

Primary Care and Public Health: A Partnership to Change America’s Health. Everyone from U.S. Senators to major media outlets (USA Today, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal) and advocacy outlets is talking about the primary care physician shortage. This shortage could grow as the number of insured Americans increases thanks to the Affordable […]

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Fist Bump vs. Hand Shake – Which is Most Hygienic?

The fist bump. Considered one of the only equal nonverbal gestures in the world, it went viral in 2008 when President Barack Obama casually fist-bumped his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, during his presidential campaign. But along with the gesture’s novelty, fist bumps are being hailed as the cleanest of nonverbal expressions. As the public […]

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New Year, New Members: 4 Tips to Show Your Gym’s Strength

The New Year comes fast, and with it so does a newfound motivation for fitness. Each year gyms see an influx of customers, with about 30 percent of all new members coming from the first quarter of the year, and the majority during January. As a result, the beginning of the year is crucial to […]

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