Category Archives: Infection Control

Reducing the Risk of C. Difficile Infection in Hospitals through Environmental Cleaning Program

In 2014, an Ontario hospital experienced a facility-wide Clostridium difficile (CDI) infection outbreak.  Further, and suspected of being related to this, nosocomial illnesses had risen significantly behind baseline rates, alarming hospital administrators. To address these problems, improvement initiatives were undertaken … Continue reading

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Swish eStore: Cleaning Solutions Made Easy

With the recent launch of the Swish eStore  (www.swishestore.com), access to the professional cleaning products and equipment is easier than ever! Continue reading

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Stopping the Spread of Germs in K-12 Schools

It’s inevitable that sick kids will end up in school from time to time. In a recent survey, almost three in four parents admitted they’ve sent their child to school sick.1 There are a variety of reasons why this happens. … Continue reading

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Understanding the Differences Between Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting

In today’s society, there are an immense number of microorganisms, bacteria and viruses in a person’s immediate surroundings. And, it’s not unusual to think that performing daily cleaning routines will limit the number of bacteria within the workplace. However, this … Continue reading

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Hand Hygiene Tips for Back to School

School season is quickly approaching, and as children return to the classroom, parents and teachers can’t help but worry about the surfaces they are constantly interacting with.  According to an infographic from Kimberly-Clark Professional, surfaces that teachers and students touch … Continue reading

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Disinfected Surfaces – Are they Really Clean?

A recent post on InfectionControl.tips has shed some interesting light on cleaning practices in today’s society. Many of us have our own perspective of what ‘clean’ means, and some perspectives vary drastically from person to person, but science remains the … Continue reading

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The Spread of Zika Virus

Recently, there has been a lot of information in the news about the spread of the Zika Virus. We would like to keep you informed of the risks and safety measures available. The World Health Organization has announced its plan … Continue reading

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