Posts by Darrel Hicks

Darrel Hicks

Darrel Hicks
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My passion is for learning and teaching others about the importance of cleaning as it relates to the prevention of infections. I wrote "Infection Control for Dummies" in 2008 and it was updated to its present form in 2010 and is now "Infection Prevention for Dummies". Check it out at my website: www.darrelhicks.com. I am a seminar presenter and subject matter expert on environmental cleaning/disinfecting.

Time to turn Cleaning Staff into Certified Technicians

Abstract: Healthcare-associated infections claim thousands of lives and cost the healthcare system billions of dollars annually. While the proper cleaning and disinfection of the physical...

It May be Disinfected, but, Is It Clean?

Abstract: Hospitals are a hotspot for acquiring dangerous and life-threatening infections, which are transferred patient to patient when sufficient prevention measures are not in place....

Identifying the Enemy

Abstract: We are surrounded by tiny organisms all around us. To scientists, they are microorganisms, but the general public usually identifies them as “bugs.” To...

What do We Mean When We Talk about “Cleaning” and “Disinfecting”?

Abstract: When educating the public, we often use words like clean, disinfect, and processed interchangeably. What is often overlooked is that to infection control practitioners, the differences are...