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Air travel and 5 Precautions to avoid Illness

5 Precautions you can take to guard against infection and illness when traveling by air How many times have we either experienced it ourselves or heard someone tell us they returned from a trip only to become sick 24 hours later? It’s a well known fact that we are much more likely to catch a…

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Norovirus Outbreaks Around the Country

The need for whole-room disinfection First, may I say again… Wash your hands well and often! This simple, yet vital, act is our first line of defense to any infection. And please, if you or your child is showing symptoms… stay home and stay hydrated. Norovirus, one of the most communicable viral infections spread rapidly…

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Cleaning for appearance or Disinfecting for HEALTH?

Are your high-touch surfaces clean? I mean thoroughly disinfected? Even though we assume that our ORs will be sterile, surfaces are rarely cleaned, especially between cases. The likely culprits are turnover pressures and inadequately trained environmental services staff. Is your team making these 13 common surface cleaning mistakes?   ~Amy Hughes, BSN, CIC More from…

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