Healthcare facilities

infection control and prevention and the transmission of candida auris

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Understanding Candida auris transmission

Recognizing how the drug-resistant fungus spreads in healthcare facilities is essential for effective infection control.
BOMA International centre stage

Canadian Property Management

Canadians on BOMA International centre stage

Canadian real estate had a winning presence again this year at the annual Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International conference and expo.
longtermcare945x514

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

The next frontier in infection prevention

Studies have shown that patient transfers from long-term care settings to hospitals present a major risk for the spread of infection.
surfacedisinfection945x514

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

The role of surface disinfection in outbreak management

Barley Chironda, an infection control specialist at Clorox, breaks down why cleaning staff should ramp up surface disinfection during cold and flu season.
James Bay communities

Canadian Property Management

James Bay communities develop local expertise

Energy conservation initiatives are cutting costs and supporting skills development that make health care operations more self-reliant in five James Bay communities.
high-GWP anesthetic gases

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Little oversight of high-GWP anesthetic gases

Anesthetics commonly used in medical, dental and veterinary surgery have global warming potential ranging from 130 to 2,540 times greater than carbon dioxide, but are largely overlooked when greenhouse gas emissions are officially tallied.
healthcare

REMI Network

Healthcare workers often go to work sick: study

Healthcare workers in clinical settings, such as long-term care facilities, often refuse to stay home from work when experiencing influenza-like symptoms.
hospital-acquired infection

REMI Network

Hospital-acquired infection control market reaches $16 billion

The global hospital-acquired infection (HAI) control market was worth about $16 billion (U.S.) in 2016, according to a new report.
cleaning healthcare facilities

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Clean healthcare facilities without cutting corners

Cleaning healthcare facilities presents a unique challenges due to the presence of pathogens that require a higher cleaning protocol.
healthcare

REMI Network

Study finds medical scrubs contain dangerous bacteria

New findings via Duke University reveal that intensive care nurse scrubs are covered in dangerous bacteria that can be transferred between patients.
healthcare laundry facility

REMI Network

Ecotex/Fengate buy Booth healthcare laundry facility

Ecotex and Fengate have sealed a deal with Booth Centennial Healthcare Linen Services, the largest single-site healthcare laundry facility in North America.
WorkSafeBC safety injuries

Construction Business

Teck Acute Care Centre construction milestone

Construction of the Teck Acute Care Centre (TACC), phase 2 of the BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital Redevelopment project, reached a major milestone
housekeeping

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Healthcare engineers trek regulatory landscape

Rental housing landlords sometimes think of themselves as the most regulated real estate operators, but healthcare engineers and facilities managers make a good case for claiming that title
Halifax Infirmary

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario to invest $47.8-mil in new hospital wing

Ontario is investing up to $47.8 million in the construction of a new hospital wing at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Thunder Bay.
housekeeping

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Certification in health-care housekeeping

Demonstrated successful experience in the health-care housekeeping field is often fraught with the pitfall of making and learning from mistakes.