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Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Is About Environment As Well As People

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With 4,226 confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the United States (as of 3-17-20), healthcare facilities have been putting procedures in place to manage the virus should it darken their doorstep. When a dangerous outbreak occurs, our minds go directly to preventing the spread by human behavior (Proper hand washing is…

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Three Technology Advancements Using Hospital Facility Data

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New Ways to Find EVS Efficiencies In today’s hospitals, environmental services departments need to make data-backed decisions. This demand puts them at pivotal point — to find and adopt technological advancements to capture and harness the power of facility data. Medical facilities and EVS managers who embrace new technologies have…

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“All I want for Christmas”….an EVS worker’s 5 wishes for the holidays

By | Environmental Services News
All I want for Christmas is “your voice at the administrative table” ….to ask for change when other hospital staff treat us in ways that sometimes feels disrespectful and maybe even demeaning. Those changes might include cleaning up after their spills, actually placing waste in waste receptacles, pouring leftover drinks down the drain instead of dumping liquids in trash cans, and picking up dropped items from the floor just as they would do in their own homes. Could we also do a demo discharge cleaning for nursing staff so they better understand why we can’t complete a discharge in ten minutes...
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