Scientific Air Management Blog

Air Management for Measles in Healthcare

Posted by Randy Nobles on Apr 27, 2019 11:52:50 PM

 
UV-C Air Disinfection to the Rescue.

 

The United States is experiencing its second highest number of measles cases in nearly two decades.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports over 600 instances this year. At least 20 states have reported cases of the highly contagious virus. The outbreaks are linked to people who traveled from countries such as Israel, Ukraine and the Philippines.  Morbillivirus - the Measles virus is spreading in US communities that have relatively higher numbers of people who have not been vaccinated.

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Topics: Pathogen outbreaks, Air disinfection, Airborne pathogens, Regulations

USP <800> Are You Ready?

Posted by Randy Nobles on Apr 22, 2019 6:14:15 PM

 
Are you running out of time? 

(Editor's note: The following information is excerpted from  Pharmacy Practice News. Click here to read that article in full.)

Equipment problems across the country.

USP go-live date for General Chapter <800> is  Dec. 1, 2019. Pushed back from the June 2018 deadline, according to front line consultants,  many health systems decided to wait. That decision may be causing big problems.

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Topics: Air disinfection, testing & studies

The Air We Breath

Posted by Randy Nobles on Apr 20, 2019 9:04:53 PM

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From: Facility Cleaning Decisions

Pulling pollutants out of the air and creating healthier environments

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Topics: Air disinfection, testing & studies

The Exponential ROI of Effective Air Management Systems

Posted by Dr. Gary Russotti on Feb 27, 2019 11:11:56 AM

The EPA estimates “sick building syndrome” is responsible for $60 billion lost revenue annually in the United States. All hospitals implement strategies to reduce the spread of infection to vulnerable patients in the surgery center, cancer ward, NICU, and beyond. Unfortunately, those strategies vary wildly both in scope and in how seriously staff take them.

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Topics: Air disinfection, testing & studies

9 At-Risk Hospital Areas Where HAI Management Is Critical

Posted by Randy Nobles on Feb 8, 2019 12:13:38 PM

One in every 31 hospital patients contracts a health care-associated infection (HAI), according to the most recent data from the CDC. The new data represents an improvement over previous reports (1 in 25) but still demonstrates that we can do more with HAI management to reduce readmissions and deaths.

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Topics: Mold, Pathogen outbreaks, Flu season, Airborne pathogens

These Industries Should Worry About Airborne Pathogens

Posted by Randy Nobles on Jan 16, 2019 5:31:50 PM

 

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Topics: Pathogen outbreaks, Airborne pathogens

To Reduce Hospital Acquired Infections, Innovation Is a Must

Posted by Dr. Gary Russotti on Jan 10, 2019 11:18:59 AM

Most health care providers are acutely aware of the value of hard surface disinfection. That’s true whether they’re using chemical disinfection, UVC, or similar technologies to prevent hospital acquired infections.

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Topics: Pathogen outbreaks, Air disinfection, Airborne pathogens

Mold in Your Hospitals? Take a Lesson from the Texas DSHS Office

Posted by Randy Nobles on Jan 4, 2019 11:15:00 AM

 

Looking to protect against the growth of mold in hospitals? Learn a lesson from those who have suffered the consequences. Ironically, one of the most notorious examples happened right inside a Health Services facility.

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Topics: Mold, News

10 Disturbing Facts About Germ Spreading in Hospitals

Posted by Randy Nobles on Jan 2, 2019 8:27:00 AM

Most nurses, facilities directors, and environmental services staff think they’re doing everything they can to keep hospital rooms clean and infection rates low. Despite improved education and the group effort, 1 in 31 hospital patients contract at least one HAI (health care-associated infection). The (disturbing) fact still remains: Many germs spread effortlessly in a patient setting.

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Topics: Pathogen outbreaks, Flu season, Airborne pathogens, testing & studies

The Brutal Costs of Hospital-Acquired Infections

Posted by Randy Nobles on Dec 27, 2018 9:12:00 AM

Despite indoor air quality improvement initiatives in some hospitals in recent years, it’s estimated that nearly2 million patients are affected annually in the United States by hospital-acquired infections. Even more astounding are the 90,000 deaths attributed to these infections each year.

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Topics: Pathogen outbreaks, Airborne pathogens