Environmental Services

Dry surface Biofilm the next challenge in infection prevention

Recently, several published studies have highlighted the role of biofilm on dry environmental surfaces in harboring and protecting multidrug-resistant bacteria...

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Emerging Impact of Biofilms on the Environment of Care

Dry surface biofilms present a challenge in the healthcare environment, harboring pathogens and protecting them from disinfectants. We have reviewed...

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Killing Bacteria on Painted Surfaces

Recent advancements in technology have added a new weapon to the arsenal when it comes preventing the spread of disease-causing...

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Handling Clean Linen in a Healthcare Environment

To support infection prevention by guiding facility management in developing a written policies and procedures manual outlining their own best...

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The Six C’s: Handling Soiled Linen in a Healthcare Environment

To aid compliance with OSHA’s Universal Precautions for handling soiled linen saturated with blood, bodily fluids, harmful residue from...

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Hand Hygiene Indications & Product Placement Guide for Intraoperative Settings

Hand hygiene in the perioperative setting is unique due to the multiple hand hygiene products used for different purposes. An...

PDI Introduces FREE Continuing Education Courses

Introducing PDI’s new educational experience at pdihc.com, which features, a growing library of CE courses; personalized account activity; and on-the-spot...

It’s Time for a Change. How to Use TimeAlert® IV Time-indicating Reminder Labels to Aid Compliance

In a recent survey of nursing leaders, 86% agreed that visual reminders are effective in prompting nurses to take action....

How TimeAlert® IV Aids Compliance and Reminds Nurses When It’s Time to Change IV Tubing

Infection prevention is a high priority for hospitals as the related costs are skyrocketing and reimbursements are threatened by HAIs....

The Ultimate Guide to Healthy Hands

Skin irritation is often cited as a barrier to hand hygiene compliance. Lack of awareness of the true causes of...

Want to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance? Stop Focusing on Changing Behavior and Start Building Meaningful Relationships

Hand hygiene improvements have traditionally focused on changing behavior of frontline healthcare workers. This presents a challenge for the Infection ...

Benefits of Presurgical MRSA Testing

With our aging population in the US, the projection for the number of total hip and total knee arthroplasty procedures...

Reducing SSIs in the Era of Payment Reform

Colonized patients are up to 9 times more likely to develop an SSI,1 and more than 8 out of 10...