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Study: Patients Assume Proper Hand Hygiene
September 24, 2012 — A majority of Americans have never questioned whether their health care professional had washed or sanitized their hands before an exam or procedure, according to a survey conducted by ORC... (rest of article)

WHO Study: Global Hand Hygiene Improving
September 14, 2012 — Proper hand hygiene practices at health care facilities appear to be improving, according to a recent study by the World Health Organization (WHO). A vast majority of facilities (98 percent)... (rest of article)

Daily Cleaning of Isolation Rooms Reduces Infection Transmission
September 14, 2012 — Daily cleaning of high-touch surfaces in hospital isolation rooms reduces the spread of pathogens on the hands of health care personnel, according to a study published in Infection Control and... (rest of article)

Study: UK Nurses Consider Cleaning Services Inadequate
September 4, 2012 — More than half of U.K. National Health Service (NHS) nurses believe cleaning services for their hospitals are inadequate, according to a survey conducted by The Nursing Times. The survey of 1,000... (rest of article)

Survey: Restroom Conditions Reflect How Companies Value Employees
August 31, 2012 — Eighty-three percent of Americans believe the condition of a workplace restroom is an indicator of how a company values its employees, according to a recent study conducted by Bradley Corp. The... (rest of article)

Report: US Schools Not Prepared for Pandemics
August 30, 2012 — Less than half of U.S. schools address pandemic preparedness in their school policies, reports a study published in the September 2012 issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.... (rest of article)

U.S. Demand for Janitorial Supplies on the Rise
August 21, 2012 — The demand for janitorial equipment and supplies in the United States is expected to grow 2.2 percent per year to US$6.7 billion in 2015, according to a new study from industry market research firm... (rest of article)

CDC Reports 12 New Cases of Swine Flu
August 3, 2012 — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week reported 12 human infections with H3N2v (swine flu) in Hawaii (one case), Ohio (10 cases), and Indiana (one case). All of the reported... (rest of article)

Study: Mandatory Reporting Reduces C. difficile Infection Rates
July 18, 2012 — The mandatory public reporting of C. difficile cases for hospitals in Ontario, Canada, has resulted in a 26 percent infection rate reduction, according to a study from health journal PLos Medicine.... (rest of article)

Study: MRSA Infections Declining
July 5, 2012 — Infections from the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria have declined since 2005, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association. The... (rest of article)

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