Estimates from the CDC show that the United States sees between 9 million and 45 million cases of influenza (flu). As of 2018, that equates to an estimated nationwide burden of $11.2 billion per year. Fortunately, there are simple things you can do to protect yourself, your workplace, and your coworkers from the hazards of flu season.Read more “The Flu Virus: How Long Can It Survive?”
Week six of flu season in the US saw a slight decrease in visits to healthcare providers for those suffering from influenza-like illnesses and symptoms. However, all regions throughout the US are still dealing with more cases than usual.Read more
Let’s start with a quick story: In the 19th century, Ignaz Semmelweiss worked as an obstetrics assistant in Vienna General Hospital. Soon after beginning work, he discovered that women who were treated in the doctor-run maternity ward were becoming ill and dying at an alarmingly higher rate than those who were treated in the mid-wife run ward.
The doctors were often coming directly from performing autopsies and weren’t taking any steps in between for proper sanitation. He, and Florence Nightingale around the same time, pushed for strict hand-washing regulations but were met with resistance. It wasn’t until the 1980s when the US Center for Disease Control implemented important hygiene guidelines requiring strict hand-washing procedures and regulations; but keeping your hands clean is only the first basic step of ensuring cleanliness in a healthcare environment.
An urgent care center is a fast-paced environment with patients coming and going at all hours. From illnesses and injuries to preventative care and blood tests, your staff treats people of all ages with all types of conditions and needs. It’s vital to protect your healthcare workers and patients by adhering to facility-wide cleanliness guidelines.
In this blog, we’re discussing the top 10 tips to ensure your urgent care center is always clean and sanitary for your staff and patients.Read more “Urgent Care Cleaning: 10 Tips for a Clean Urgent Care Environment”
Most commercial buildings, from office complexes to restaurants, take advantage of the professional service of a commercial cleaning provider to give their spaces the deep clean they deserve. So much more than a way of keeping up appearances and making lasting first impressions, this type of thorough cleaning gives teams a safe, healthy and welcoming place to work and gives customers a great experience and end product or service they can count on.Read more “Commercial Cleaning Calculator: How Much Does A Commercial Cleaning Service Cost?”
Industrial cleaning services are specialized cleaning services for areas in industrial facilities, such as factories and manufacturing facilities, self-storage buildings, warehouses and power plants. Because many industrial environments are busy, high-traffic places, whether they manufacture products around the clock or simply store goods until shipment or removal, industrial cleaning truly entails performing thorough, consistent cleaning using specialized cleaning tools and techniques—a job typically done by a professional commercial cleaning service team.Read more “What Are Industrial Cleaning Services?”
Finding a trusted professional cleaning service to maintain your building—especially when you work in the healthcare industry—can be challenging. It takes an experienced team to understand the nuances of working in a care environment and apply up-to-date cleaning best practices to a hospital, which relies on clean and sanitized areas to function properly and reduce health risks for patients, staff and visitors. If you’re curious about the skills and expertise that a cleaning service needs today or you want to confirm that your current team is doing a great job, review some of the key things they should know about how to make your facility safe and spotless.Read more “Hospital Cleaning: What Your Cleaning Service Already Knows”
We all know that the young workforce has high expectations for today’s businesses. As employees, they want to do business for companies that remain professional and provide a healthy, welcoming space for team members to work, learn and grow. As customers, they want to purchase products and services from brands that look, feel and sound both authentic and transparent. All of these traits come together to form a first impression for professionals and consumers young and old. But organizations across all industries forget the value of a first impression. Efforts to build an appealing and modern brand image become buried under the day-to-day work creating outstanding products and services and managing business operations.Read more “eBook: Why a Clean Workplace Matters [Free Download]”
It’s imperative that operating rooms be kept clean in order to ensure patient and healthcare staff safety from harmful microorganisms. Terminal cleaning is typically carried out after an operating room has been used to treat a patient with a multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) infection.Read more “Terminal Cleaning of Operating Rooms: What It (Really) Means”
A thorough cleaning regiment must be employed by hospital cleaning and janitorial staff in order to ensure proper microbe and disease remediation for the safety of employees, and most importantly of patients. A hospital or healthcare environment is unique in the respect that it houses people with compromised health, while also housing potentially deadly diseases and microbes in proximity, and often in the same room. It’s for this reason that hospital cleaning procedures and methods must be full-proof and carried out by qualified staff who can ensure satisfactory microbial and disease remediation.Read more “Hospital Cleaning Procedures & Methods: How to Ensure a Spotless Environment of Care”
When it comes to the world of cleaning, there are two distinct service types available: commercial cleaning and residential cleaning. There are a few key differences that make the two cleaning options appropriate for different buildings and cleaning needs. The most obvious difference is the facility type, including sanitary requirements and use schedules which dictate when a commercial cleaning company is needed over a residential one; but there are other differences. This blog will discuss and dissect commercial and residential cleaning services, and the context in which each is most appropriate.Read more “Commercial Cleaning vs. Residential Cleaning: What’s the Difference?”