Environmental Cleaning

Environmental Cleaning

Environmental Cleaning

Novel Approaches to Reduce C.Diff in an Inner City Hospital

Use of Novel Approaches to Reduce Clostridium Difficile in an Inner City Hospital

Abstract Background: Clostridium difficile is a spore-forming, Gram-positive anaerobic bacillus that can lead to antibiotic-associated diarrhea and sepsis.1 Since C. difficile is shed in feces, any...
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Introduction to UV Surface Disinfection

Abstract: Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs) are a major cause of preventable death throughout the world.  It is believed the physical environment may play a more...
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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...
Colour Coded Cloths

Colour-Coding to Prevent Hospital Infections

Abstract: Preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) is not as simple as implementing a hand hygiene program, investing in an ultraviolet disinfection robot or switching to a...
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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...
The Evolution of Charged Electrostatics

The Evolution of Charged Electrostatics

Disclosures: Sponsored and funded by ByoPlanet International, LLC Abstract: Objective: The purpose of this experiment was to demonstrate the enhanced coverage achieved when using induction charged...
Antibiotic Syringe Near Small Quail Cage In Partridge Farm

6 Factors That Have Caused Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance has become a global threat, and with Antibiotic Awareness Week, it is important to understand the series of events that have led...
Fixed Overhead UV Unit

Reduction of Hospital Environmental Contamination Using Automatic UV Room Disinfection

Conflicts of Interest Barry Hunt – President & CEO of Class 1 Inc. William Anderson – none.  Click here for Print Version Abstract The use of mobile ultraviolet (UV)...
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Reduction of Healthcare Associated Infections through the use of Pulsed Xenon Ultraviolet Disinfection

Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) are a global problem, causing hundreds of thousands of deaths each year, life-long disability to some survivors, and requiring billions...
Using Chemical Microbicides to Interrupt the Environmental Spread of Pathogens

Using Chemical Microbicides to Interrupt the Environmental Spread of Pathogens

Abstract Environmental spread of dangerous pathogens is becoming more prevalent as international travel gets easier. Chemical microbicides are a useful tool to curb the spread...