Healthcare News & Insights

How one facility decreased viral infection rates in children by 44%

This year’s difficult flu season is almost over – and there’s more good news where that came from. A new study shows that using a specific form of disinfection technology can significantly reduce rates of viral infections in pediatric patients. 

Where bacteria hide in ICU workstations

Germs could be lurking anywhere in your hospital – particularly in areas where highly infectious critical illnesses are treated, such as the ICU. And even after standard cleaning procedures are complete, there may still be some leftover bacteria in surprising places. 

Effective cleaning strategies for hospitals

Is your hospital doing everything it can to prevent the spread of infections with its cleaning methods? New research sheds some light on the effectiveness of common cleaning techniques – and how hospitals can improve their protocols. 

Are hospital cleaning protocols good enough for decontamination?

Acinetobacter baumannii is a significant pathogen associated with hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). It colonizes and infects hospitalized patients, leading to increased morbidity and morality, especially in intensive care and burn units. And a recent study found hospital cleaning protocols may be inadequate when it comes to decontamination of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii.