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Using Particulate Monitoring to Validate Infection Control Mesasures

Using Particulate Monitoring to Validate Infection Control Mesasures | Dust Containment | Scoop.it
Particulate monitoring can help you evaluate infection control protocols during construction and maintenance projects to protect patient health.
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Clearing the air: HEPACart finds niche in dust-containment systems - Kansas City Business Journal

Clearing the air: HEPACart finds niche in dust-containment systems - Kansas City Business Journal | Dust Containment | Scoop.it
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9 Takeaways from the HFM Healthcare Construction Survey

9 Takeaways from the HFM Healthcare Construction Survey | Dust Containment | Scoop.it
Healthcare construction is always able taking care of patients effectively, but when you know the trends you can better prepare for the future.
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Hospital Anteroom Guide

Hospital Anteroom Guide | Dust Containment | Scoop.it
A hospital anteroom can be extremely useful for many scenarios, but only if you know what an anteroom is and how to use one. This anteroom guide will help.
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Far-UV vs. Near-UV

Far-UV vs. Near-UV | Dust Containment | Scoop.it
Far-UV disinfection can be an extremely effective way to protect against infections. But what is the difference between far-UV and near-UV?
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Facility Management Critical To Infection Control

Facility Management Critical To Infection Control | Dust Containment | Scoop.it
JLL's new report, Infection Control Rises to Top of C-Suite Agenda, connects facility design, management to reduction of healthcare-associated infections.
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Five things environmental services managers are concerned about

Five things environmental services managers are concerned about | Dust Containment | Scoop.it
Environmental services technicians occupy a truly distinct position on the health care team. Although they do not administer care, their attention to detail sets the stage for a clean and safe environment in which care is given. Patti Costello, executive director of the Association for the Healthcare Environment, says that the role of the environmental services department is too often underestimated in its importance to patient care. However, as the five articles below highlight, a high-functioning ES department is not only critical to maintain the . . .
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Researchers explore ways to improve patient room cleaning

Researchers explore ways to improve patient room cleaning | Dust Containment | Scoop.it
Human factors engineering (HFE), the scientific study of how to optimize human performance and processes by designing and redesigning work systems, has been used effectively to improve hospital quality and safety by doing such things as reducing medication errors and readmissions. Now, a team of researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine’s division of infectious diseases and the organization’s Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality has embarked on a three-year study aimed at using an HFE approach to measure and improve patient-room cleaning and disinfection processes. . . .
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The art of dust containment in healthcare facilities - Infection Control

The art of dust containment in healthcare facilities - Infection Control | Dust Containment | Scoop.it
Health care facilities professionals learn about: Many microscopic dangers reside in dust and, when disturbed, they can travel throughout a healthcare facility undetected
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Your household dust probably contains these chemicals

Your household dust probably contains these chemicals | Dust Containment | Scoop.it
Researchers found the same types of chemicals in the vast majority of household dust samples.
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Common Problems with Negative Air Machine Setup

Common Problems with Negative Air Machine Setup | Dust Containment | Scoop.it
A negative air machine is a critical tool in any dust containment strategy.
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Big Data’s Impact on the Future of Healthcare Design

Big Data’s Impact on the Future of Healthcare Design | Dust Containment | Scoop.it
From the placement of an anteroom to the color of the floor data can help healthcare facility designers make the right choices.
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How to Use a Negative Air Machine in Hospital Renovations

How to Use a Negative Air Machine in Hospital Renovations | Dust Containment | Scoop.it
Using a negative air machine correctly is one of the best ways to ensure hospital renovations are safe for patients, staff, and workers.
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5 Steps to Compare HEPA Filtration Options for Healthcare Prospects

5 Steps to Compare HEPA Filtration Options for Healthcare Prospects | Dust Containment | Scoop.it
The right tactics can make the process of selling HEPA filtration solutions that much easier.
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Hospital cleaning budget cuts blamed for superbug outbreak - Infection Control

Hospital cleaning budget cuts blamed for superbug outbreak - Infection Control | Dust Containment | Scoop.it
Health care facilities professionals learn about: The hospital has been forced to dramatically increase its cleaning budget
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2017 Developments in Worker Safety for Healthcare Construction

2017 Developments in Worker Safety for Healthcare Construction | Dust Containment | Scoop.it
Safety is of critical importance for any healthcare construction work site.
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5 Uses for Temporary Walls in Healthcare Construction

5 Uses for Temporary Walls in Healthcare Construction | Dust Containment | Scoop.it
Temporary walls can be a major advantage in the healthcare construction process.
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The Battle Against Healthcare-associated Infections | HCD Magazine

The Battle Against Healthcare-associated Infections | HCD Magazine | Dust Containment | Scoop.it
A cabinet handle, a handrail, a countertop—choose your weapon. Or choose all of th
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Environmental Services Managers Facing Growing Responsibility and Pay

Environmental Services Managers Facing Growing Responsibility and Pay | Dust Containment | Scoop.it
Compensation for environmental services managers rose 8 percent on average between 2012 and 2015, the most of any category in a survey conducted by H&HN sister publication Health Facilities Management.
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Environmental services and the patient-centered promise

Environmental services and the patient-centered promise | Dust Containment | Scoop.it
To be successful in today’s rapidly evolving, consumer-driven health care marketplace, hospitals and health systems must aggressively protect and promote their brand by maximizing the value of the care experience in the eyes of their patients. This requires identifying the outcomes that matter to patients and engaging every member of the health care team in the ongoing mission to improve those outcomes. As is the case for every member of the care team, the contribution of environmental services (ES) departments to the patient centricity of . . .
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Health system deploys copper-infused surfaces to decrease infections

Health system deploys copper-infused surfaces to decrease infections | Dust Containment | Scoop.it
Sentara Leigh Hospital was the first within the system to test out the copper-infused products. Photo courtesy of Sentara Healthcare Sentara Healthcare is in the midst of a systemwide rollout of copper-infused linens, patient gowns and hard surfaces for all inpatient rooms at its 12 hospitals. The move is part of an effort to reduce health care-associated infections in its Virginia and North Carolina hospitals, and follows the results of a 10-month study published in the American Journal of Infection Control last fall. The study . . .
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Does Your Healthcare Facility Need HEPA Filtration Vacuums?

Does Your Healthcare Facility Need HEPA Filtration Vacuums? | Dust Containment | Scoop.it
If infection control is important to your healthcare facility, a HEPA filtration vacuum is required.
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Household dust contains toxic chemicals that can cause infertility and cancer

Household dust contains toxic chemicals that can cause infertility and cancer | Dust Containment | Scoop.it
Household dust contains toxic chemicals that can cause infertility and cancer
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Does Your Crew Know Dust Containment? And Should They?

Does Your Crew Know Dust Containment? And Should They? | Dust Containment | Scoop.it
As a healthcare contractor, you need to know that your crew is familiar with dust containment protocol.
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How Healthcare Contractors Can Work Better with Facility Managers

How Healthcare Contractors Can Work Better with Facility Managers | Dust Containment | Scoop.it
One of the key relationships that healthcare construction contractors must build is with the facilities manager.
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The Product Evolution of the HEPACART™ AnteRoom

The Product Evolution of the HEPACART™ AnteRoom | Dust Containment | Scoop.it
AnteRoom isolation and dust containment are made possible through the use of an AnteRoom. Read about the evolution of the product from the beginning.
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Dust Containment & Fire Prevention

Dust Containment & Fire Prevention | Dust Containment | Scoop.it
Dust containment is not only important in a healthcare setting -- factories can find themselves at a risk for fire if containment measures are not in place.
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