Some professions like medical practitioners require much time and attention for staying up-to-date in this rapidly changing world. Their daily job is related to people’s health, thus being as much informed as possible will only lead to positive results. By providing news about high-level disinfection that may be interesting to read and useful to know, the importance of medical disinfection will be reminded once again. High-level disinfection eliminates all microorganisms both in and on a device, but as an exception, small numbers of bacterial spores are left. In case of bad elimination, virus may spread.
In practice different cases may happen, thus reading news and being informed about them may take you to the next level in your career that many books cannot ensure. Below we present 4 news about medical disinfection from the past month that worth reading.
September 18, 2018
For pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device manufacturers that operate in clean room environments, the cleaning and disinfection of surfaces in their controlled environments are cornerstone elements of their contamination control programs. Any deficiency or shortcoming in a contamination control program can lead to expensive investigations, production stoppages, and costly product recalls. Despite the critical role that effective surface decontamination plays in the production of safe and effective medicines, especially for sterile products produced by aseptic processing, too many facilities continue to struggle with the basics of cleaning and disinfection.
September 13, 2018
Environmental hygiene in healthcare institutions vary, as one might expect, and development of guideline recommendations for cleaning and disinfection could improve practices and set minimum standards worldwide, according to Kenters, et al. (2018), who designed a 30-question survey to evaluate differences in healthcare facility cleaning practices around the world. The survey was completed by infection preventionists (68 percent), ID physicians (13 percent), clinical microbiologists (6 percent), facility managers (2 percent), and other healthcare professionals (11 percent).
September 26, 2018
Every hospital administrator knows that a clean, safe environment for patients is a top priority. There are great, new innovations in terms of bacteria control that many hospitals are implementing — a study from Duke University Health reports that the use of ultraviolet (UVC) light machines are on the rise, for instance. When UVC machines shine in an empty hospital exam or patient room for just 30 minutes, they're highly effective at killing bacteria like MRSA and VRE.
September 19, 2018
Chambersburg Hospital received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ (2017 and 2018) while also being named one of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for Coronary Intervention, Orthopedic Surgery, Pulmonary Care, and Critical Care in 2018. As evidence of its ongoing commitment to patient safety, Chambersburg Hospital invested in state-of-the-art Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots for room disinfection and make their utilization its environmental standard of care.