Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Preventing Coronavirus Spread

Here's some great information from cmmonline.com regarding limiting and preventing the spread of the coronavirus outbreak which is encircling the globe.

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to increase in the United States, infection control specialists may be afraid the disease’s spread through health care facilities is inevitable once they start treating patients with COVID-19. A new study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology will give hope to these specialists. Researchers from Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong reported than none of the hospital workers contracted COVID-19 and no hospital-acquired cases were identified, even though the hospital tested 1,275 suspected cases and treated 42 active cases, Health 24 reports.
Out of 413 healthcare workers who treated confirmed cases, 11 had unprotected exposure and were quarantined for 14 days. None of the 11 became ill.
Researchers studying the hospital credit vigilance in hand-hygiene, the wearing of surgical masks in the hospital, and appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as key in preventing hospital transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Queen Mary Hospital was among Hong Kong’s 43 public hospitals that widened screening criteria to determine if patients may have come into contact with the coronavirus. When the screening process identified a patient at risk, the hospital immediately isolated the patient in an airborne infection isolation room or in a ward with at least a meter of space between patients.
Each hospital put strict infection control measures in place, including training on the use of personal protective equipment, staff forums on infection control, face-to-face education sessions, and regular hand-hygiene compliance assessments.

Learn about the latest recommendations to stop the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus such as tip sheets on appropriate PPE and disinfectants.

Friday, February 21, 2020

One Month to National Cleaning Week

The cleaning industry helps keep the world clean.  Often, the work of those invovled goes unnoticed.  Voila'. Not to fear.  National Cleaning Week is coming up March 22 - 28.  It's a time to think about, implement and above all else, clean!  CMMonline had a short article highlighting this upcoming event.  Check it out

Friday, January 24, 2020

Carpet Picture Artist

Custodian Shane Maxey has become somewhat of a star in an Oregon school.  After hours, when all is quiet except for the hum of his back pack vacuum, Shane carefully draws cartoon pictures on the shag rug with his vacuum in a classroom.  The kids love it!  When they come in the next day, they are always excited to see what he's drawn for the day.  Teachers are amused too.  How did he get started with this unique talent?  Read the full article here as it appeared in The Bulletin from central Oregon. 

Monday, December 2, 2019

World Toilet Day - 2019

November 19 is World Toilet Day, a day dedicated to focusing on providing toilets for every human on earth.  Many people do not have access to clean toilets, let alone a toilet at all.  This day draws attention to this fact and endeavors to get people to think about and work toward a solution.  Check out the website highlighting this special day.


Monday, November 4, 2019

This Company Wants Your Poop - Pictures That Is

Seed, a microbial health company, is requesting pictures of your poop.  They are studying the pictures and inputing them into a database wherein an AI program will analyze and categorize the poop for study on various diseases.  Check out the full article here for details on this interesting study.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A Crappy Situation - People Who Don't Flush...And Other Oddities

Simple. Just read this article.  
By User Cacetudo on en.wikipedia - Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5,
https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=876927

Monday, October 14, 2019

Global Handwashing Day

October 15 is Global Handwashing Day!  Let's keep awareness up regarding the need to reduce germs and disease by advocating this special day.  If everyone washed their hands regularly, our sickness and disease would plummet.  Check it out

Preventing Coronavirus Spread

Here's some great information from cmmonline.com regarding limiting and preventing the spread of the coronavirus outbreak which is encir...