A new report, “Developing and promoting home and everyday life hygiene to meet 21st Century needs; What can we learn from the COVID-19 pandemic?” published in July 2021 by the International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene (IFH) addresses the spread of infections in our homes and everyday lives.
Meet the Live Town Hall Panel: “Survival and Inactivation of Viruses on High-Touch Environmental Surfaces”
We are pleased to announce the expert panel for our Live Town Hall Q&A on “Survival and Inactivation of Viruses on High-Touch Environmental Surfaces: Relevance to Countering the Spread of SARS-CoV-2” webinar!
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The Healthcare Surfaces Institute has recently adopted a combination of the Hierarchy of Controls and the Seven Aspects of Surface Selection™ as a quick guide for patient and healthcare worker safety as it relates to surface selection.
Cleaning and disinfection are NOT interchangeable terms, but many treat them as if they were. Surfaces appearing to be clean might not necessarily be clean when scientifically quantified or qualified. Remember, what you can’t see, can hurt you.
April 1st kicks off National Public Health Week. Each day is dedicated to a specific public health need. For today’s topic, “Healthy Communities,” we discuss how the health of our communities is directly impacted by the way we interact with the surfaces in our environment and healthcare settings.
The state of Maryland’s cutting-edge program, called The Clean Collaborative, was created to tackle a key component of infection transfers – surface contamination. The first of its scale in the United States, the results of The Clean Collaborative have been impressive.
Welcome to part two of my patient story. In the previous article, I took you on the journey of how I acquired an HAI. This story will go into a bit more detail and focus on how a surface caused my infection.
What most people do not understand about the environment is that there is an entire world of unseen microbes hiding on all surfaces. Bacteria, viruses, fungi and other microbial life can exist, at least for some time, on almost any surface known to humankind. Likewise, many of us do not realize that “clean does not necessarily mean microbial clean.”