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Prevent The Regional Spread of Superbugs at Health Care Facilities

October 10, 2013


Although hand-washing protocols protect hospital employees and visitors, a recent study suggests health care facilities can do more to reduce the spread of infection by alerting neighboring hospitals when patients are infected with superbugs like vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). The amount …

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Preparing for an RFI to Meet the Joint Commission Survey Standards

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How Hand Washing Techniques Protect Your Employees’ Health

August 22, 2013


While it’s important to keep your health care facility’s standards high when it comes to its cleaning practices, have you considered what effect cleanliness – even proper hand washing techniques and picking the right soap dispensers — may have on …

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A Safe Floor Program Protects Your Hospital From Falling, Legal Problems

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Protect Your Hospital’s Floors No Matter How Old They Are

July 10, 2013


Preserving and protecting your hospital or health care facility’s floors is a must, and not only to prevent healthcare-associated infections. The savvy facilities manager is well aware, not only about the cleanliness of floors at his or her hospital, but …

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ASHE Commissioning: Creating Efficiencies in Facility Management

July 3, 2013


In a recent blog post, we urged facility managers to demonstrate value and efficiencies to their customers by taking advantage of the latest Benchmarking Health Care Facility Management Report. Commissioning is another approach that enables facility managers to bring more …

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Why Your Health Facility MUST Improve Its Cleaning Practices

June 21, 2013


Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are the bane of any facility manager’s existence, and for good reason: Roughly one out of every 20 patients who are already being hospitalized for a medical condition will contract another illness due to contact with one, …

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Does Your Hospital Have a Code Silver Plan?

June 7, 2013


Are you worried every time you’ve heard a report in the media about an active shooter terrorizing a community that your hospital facility might be next? A Johns Hopkins University study declared hospital-based shootings to be rare occurrences, and the …

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