Many HAIs are preventable with current recommendations, yet only 30 to 38 per cent of hospitals are fully compliant, with only 40 per cent of healthcare personnel adhering to proper hand hygiene.
Industry experts weigh in on new study that suggests hospital room floors may be an overlooked source of infection.
Acquisition includes a number of new multi-year healthcare laundry contracts, including an initial 10-year contract with Cabrini Hospital.
State health officials to be given new powers to investigate, shut down and fine facilities putting people at risk of serious infections.
President of the Diversey Care Division of Sealed Air Dr Ilham Kadri has recently shared her view on the challenges of preventing hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) on the European Cleaning Journal website.
Sealed Air’s Diversey Care division has introduced a commercial hand care system which features the industry’s first hybrid automatic hand care dispenser with both touchless and manual activation.
A recent study published in the American Journal of Infection Control has shown that ‘electronic hand hygiene monitoring improves compliance with the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) five movements for hand hygiene recommendations’.
US based personal care company Kimberly-Clark recently launched an initiative in India that aims to repair dysfunctional toilets in 100 schools over five states in the country.
Wollongong based bakery Betta Maid has been fined $63,000 for breaching hygiene standards and selling unsafe food, reported The Sydney Morning Herald on 2 May 2016.
Researchers at a university in Israel have developed an anti-biofilm coating that has ‘significant anti-adhesive potential for a variety of medical and industrial applications’.
Researchers from Glasgow Caledonian University have found that the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) six-step hand washing technique is the best way to keep hands clean and prevent the spread of infection.
According to a recent survey by Kline & Company, growing awareness of hand hygiene is the reason that is driving the market for industrial and institutional hand care products in the US.