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Why Your Employees Should Take a Hike

May 22, 2019


The modern office is not favorable for leading a healthy lifestyle. This is due largely in part to most employees remaining deskbound while completing most of their tasks. Too much sitting, according to the Mayo Clinic, increases the risk of …

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Keeping Your Lunchroom Clean

May 8, 2019


Keeping a facility’s lunchroom clean can present a challenge for any facility. While janitorial employees are generally responsible for cleaning a facility, in most cases, it is the staff who is tasked with keeping the kitchen clean and making sure …

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Eliminating biofilm from your health care facility

March 27, 2019


Biofilms—the scourge of healthcare facilities everywhere—are colonies of microorganisms that form protective coatings for microbes. Biofilms shield these microbes from heat, ultraviolet light, cold, disinfectant chemicals, and antibacterial drugs—all the things health care facilities use in their ongoing efforts to …

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AI technology’s progress toward senior care

December 12, 2018


People are starting to come to terms with the problems of aging America, and indeed the world, pose. Forbes reports over the first half of this century the percentage of people 60 years of age and older will almost double, …

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Better design means fewer falls

September 20, 2017


According to The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury or death among people 65 and older. According to the American Geriatric Society, most falls for this population occur in hospitals and nursing homes, …

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New approaches to controlling infections

May 17, 2017


Drug resistant bacteria are a consistent concern in hospitals and healthcare facilities. No matter how well your cleaning crew cleans, there are still going to be bacteria and spores left behind. Studies show that less than half of surfaces are …

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Active Shooter Planning and Response

April 5, 2017


According to a study in Annals of Emergency Medicine, from 2000-2011 the United States had 154 hospital-related shootings. An FBI study noted that from 2000-2013, active shooter incidents have become more frequent. The first seven years of their study show …

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Hospital employee noise reduction strategies

May 11, 2016


The noise levels in modern healthcare facilities impact not only patients’ ability to sleep, but also anxiety and stress. It can also negatively affect providers’ abilities to properly care for their patients. In one famous case, noise fatigue led a staff member to turn off a patient’s beeping heart monitor.

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The Invasion of Superbugs in Your Healthcare Facility Continues

The Invasion of Superbugs in Your Healthcare Facility Continues

September 28, 2015


Despite some improvements, plenty of opportunities remain for preventing and eliminating healthcare associated infections (HAIs), a headache for facilities managers that can be costly for healthcare facilities wanting to avoid reimbursement penalties from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. …

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HHS Releases Active Shooter Planning Guide

HHS Releases Active Shooter Planning Guide

February 25, 2015


With the recent passage of a California law that requires hospitals to develop more comprehensive workplace violence plans, the next step in helping healthcare facilities become safer has arrived, thanks to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Late …

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