Hospital acquired infections

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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Sinks next to patient toilets may harbour dangerous germs: study

Klebsiella is a type of bacteria that can cause a number of healthcare-associated infections, such as pneumonia, bloodstream infections, wound infections, or surgical site infections.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Study reveals hand hygiene adherence among paramedics low

Hand hygiene compliance is considered essential to prevent healthcare-associated infections, but very few studies have been conducted assessing compliance in the prehospital setting.
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REMI Network

What cleaning professionals need to know about HAIs

According to the Coalition for Healthcare Acquired Infection Reduction (CHAIR) 1 out of 10 Canadian patients acquire an infection from the hospital – that’s 200,000 people each year.
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REMI Network

Infection control market could reach $300-billion-plus by 2025

The global infection control market is expected to reach more than $258 billion (U.S.) by 2025, according to a new report.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Infection control downplayed in surface selection

Staff continue to face challenges with cleaning, disinfecting and infection control because purchase items often don’t meet PIDAC best practices.
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REMI Network

Hospital cleaning staff survey reveals disturbing patterns

Survey of hospital cleaning staff from more than 60 hospitals across Ontario points to concerns that understaffing is leading to poorly cleaned areas.