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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Clostridioides difficile (formally Clostridium difficile) infection educational booklet

Clostridioides difficile (formally Clostridium difficile, or C. diff) infection (CDI) is considered a worldwide threat with major consequences for morbidity,...

In situ evaluation of a persistent disinfectant provides continuous decontamination within the clinical environment

Microbial bioburden in the environment has an impact on the risk of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs). Two disinfectants currently in...

Improving Hand Hygiene Compliance with Innovative Technology and Increased Accountability

Hand hygiene compliance continues to be a challenge in U.S. hospitals, yet it is still the most effective way to...

Advancing the profession: An updated future-oriented competency model for professional development

Learn how the APIC Competency Model Revision Task Force developed a revised competency model. The focus of the Competency Model...

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....