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#SurfacesMatter in Pathogen Transmission

#SurfacesMatter in Pathogen Transmission

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.”

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Reducing Gaps in Surface Sampling and Testing in Healthcare

Reducing Gaps in Surface Sampling and Testing in Healthcare

There is no shortage of regulations, requirements, consensus standards, and protocols for processes and procedures in healthcare. Relative to healthcare surfaces and their impact on infections and illness however, there is a great deal of fragmentation both within and across oversight and standards setting groups.

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The Next Five Years

The Next Five Years

The fact that environmental surfaces play a crucial role in the spread of microbes that cause deadly infection is realized. The question is, now what? How do you evaluate the surfaces issues holistically and scientifically to find solutions, and address the many aspects of the problem?

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