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Keeping the Air Clean in Your Isolation Rooms

Keeping Air Clean in Your Isolation Rooms

If you are familiar with isolation rooms or areas, then you know that they must stay clean and sterile at all times, even during construction. But how do you help people stay clean when they are constantly going in and out of an area, possibly carrying contaminants on their clothes an …

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4 Best Practices for Preventing Healthcare Associated Infections

4 Best Practices for Preventing Healthcare Associated Infections

Hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene, PPE, and environmental hygiene are critical in preventing HAIs. When it comes to patient safety and healthcare-associated infections, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HAI data page begins hopefully, but ends with the same depressing odd …

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Pair HVAC & Humidification to Keep Air Clean In Healthcare Facilities During Winter

Pair HVAC & Humidification to Keep Air Clean In Healthcare Facilities During Winter

We all know that air quality affects occupants’ health significantly — so what can we do about it? As an experienced healthcare facilities director, you know that your HVAC system significantly impacts a facility's overall air quality and that quality affects occupants significantly. …

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First-Ever World Patient Safety Day Announced for September 17

First-ever World Patient Safety Day Announced for September 17

The World Health Organization has declared September 17, 2019, as World Patient Safety Day. The World Health Organization’s World Patient Safety Day will feature well over 100 events worldwide, bringing attention to their campaign (see below for U.S. events).

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