Legionella is not as uncommon as most think. With summer approaching, water systems such as cooling misters need to be routinely cleaned, disinfected, and treated. It’s not just outdoor cooling misters.
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As the pandemic continues to affect how occupants enter buildings, facility managers have to carefully consider how they’ll implement access control procedures and equipment that are both secure and safe.
COVID-19 has forced hospitals to change many practices and focus mainly on keeping everyone safe from exposure to the virus and away from past operational practices. Fortunately, this has created new ways for hospitals to respond and adapt. One such advantage is embracing technology to aid in deploying solutions to otherwise weak points in protocols to […]
Innovation in pediatric care may be natural for young physicians, but a paradigm shift for older pediatric docs. Innovation is quickly weaving its way into health care with younger patients and families welcoming the changes. Beyond the technological advances, infection prevention in pediatrics remains to be an important factor as innovation transforms the delivery of […]
The demand for health care is not shrinking. It is growing faster than ever. Consider that 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day. As demand for health care increases due to an aging population, health care delivery is at a tipping point. Smaller, more specialized facilities are already noticeable in most cities, and one substantial benefit […]
Rural hospitals are generally smaller than those located in urban areas. Rural facilities normally serve areas with an average population base of 3,500 – 5,000, spread across a much larger land area. Some facilities have moved to increase security due to local and even internal incidents. Two Florida hospitals took aggressive security stands after the […]
A noticeable change is occurring at the front entrance to hospitals. Currently, many facilities allow incoming visitors, contractors and others to enter hospitals from multiple access points – adjoining medical office buildings, side doors, delivery doors, as well as the front door, without questioning or stopping anyone. Visitors still stop at information desks inquiring about […]
Commissioning inspectors are interested in programs that improve safety and drive successful patient outcomes. To that end, hospitals are not only reviewing the impact of medical equipment care toward patient outcomes they are also moving to expand influenza vaccination to make humans safer. In fact, more health care systems are expanding immunization demands beyond clinical […]