Technology That Defends Against Hospital-Acquired Infections: Healthcare Round-Up

Technology That Defends Against Hospital-Acquired Infections. In the news: Medicare cut payments to five Middle Tennessee hospitals because of failure to control healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and prevent serious complications. Read more at www.cleanlink.com 3 Surprising Hospital Leadership Trends. Over the last two decades there have been dramatic shifts in the composition of the country’s demographics. […]

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Strengthening Hospital Hand Hygiene Compliance Programs

When training hospital staff, it’s easy to overlook one of the most fundamental disease prevention practices due to its simplicity. While most Americans begin learning to wash their own hands as toddlers, as adults in the health care industry, they must pay special attention to this safety precaution in an effort to protect their patients. […]

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How to Dispose of Wipers Following EPA Guidelines

Disposable wipers provide many benefits and address an array of pain points related to health, safety, cost and efficiency—but it’s essential to dispose of them correctly, particularly when using hazardous solvents. Last year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated their wiper disposal guidelines, leveling the regulatory playing field between non-laundered wipes and laundered shop […]

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Top Germ-Infested Public Places

The average adult can touch as many as 30 objects within a minute, and the Centers for Disease Control estimates up to 80 percent of all infections are transmitted by hands. Keeping germs at bay is no easy task, especially in heavily trafficked facilities where high-contact surfaces like doorknobs, handrails and tabletops are widespread. So […]

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Speed Vs. Quality of Service at Your Restaurant: Foodservice Roundup

Speed Vs. Quality of Service at Your Restaurant. When customers go out for a meal, they want to get exactly what they ordered, complete with impeccable service. But they also want their meal as soon as possible. So which one is more important…speedy service or quality service? There’s no denying that both factors are important […]

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Vaccine Costs Are Soaring: Healthcare Roundup

The Price of Prevention: Vaccine Costs Are Soaring. Vaccination prices have gone from single digits to sometimes triple digits in the last two decades, creating dilemmas for doctors and their patients as well as straining public health budgets. Some doctors have stopped offering immunizations because they say they cannot afford to buy these potentially lifesaving […]

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The Best Day Of The Week To Work Out: Recreation Roundup

The Best Day Of The Week To Work Out: On Monday, you’re ready to start your diet, give up your worst habit and generally treat the first day of the week like it’s the first day of the year…again. And you’re certainly not alone. More people start exercise regimes on Mondays than on any other […]

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Contamination Found in North American Food Supply: Foodservice Roundup

Why We Need To Pay Attention To This Superbug-Contaminated Food. Scientists have found a previously undetected drug-resistant bacterium in the North American food supply. The location — a grocery store — is troubling to researchers, as it potentially expands the exposure risk from a relatively small slice of the public to a much larger sector. Read […]

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How to Boost Brain Power: Healthcare Roundup

9 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Mind. Whether it’s becoming a Sudoku champion or remembering the name of someone you just met, everyone probably wishes they could muster up a little extra brain power. There are no quick fixes when it comes to improving or the preventing decline of cognitive functions like […]

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Two Environmental Keys to Patient Satisfaction

Since the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) – a mandated survey of patients’ perspectives of hospital care – rolled out in the last few years, patient satisfaction has taken on a whole new meaning. Care is no longer ranked solely by outcomes and expertise, but also by the experience patients and […]

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