Adequately staffing a Healthcare Environmental Services department is one of the most unique challenges for any EVS operation. While regulatory agencies provide some guidance to match Nurse staffing levels with patient acuity needs, EVS Departments lack regulatory guidance for staffing level needs for the vital services they provide. There are benchmarking organizations that can provide
Several factors coming together in today’s Healthcare / Hospital Environment are illuminating a growing concern for the industry. Facility Managers, who have been stalwarts in their positions for many years are beginning to reach retirement age and the industry is experiencing a void in candidates prepared to step in these rolls. In 2015 a
Our own Rock Jensen has an article published in the May 2016 issue of "Health Facilities Management" Magazine. In the article, Rock provides advice for the maintenance and restoration of your hospital and health care facility floors. You may view the article "Developing A Floor-Cleaning Program" here.
For Decades, the standard in Healthcare Privacy Curtains has been a textile product that hangs from chains connected to a metal track on the ceiling. These curtains were originally designed to be “Semi” permanent in their locations and were only removed for occasional cleaning or as time worn replacement was needed. Research has shown that
Silver Ion Compounds were identified for their disinfectant properties for thousands of years. It has been used as a disinfectant for water storage for many years in many locations around the world. Over the last decade, Silver has been developed as a disinfectant for the healthcare industry. It usually is formulated with citric acid and
Perhaps more than any other location we will visit while traveling on this earth, a hospital setting imparts the broad expanse of emotions experienced in humanity. From the exquisite joy and blessing of the birth of a child to the final breaths raggedly taken by someone whose time on this earth has become too short.
Disinfectants have been used throughout the history of mankind on the earth in one form or another. As far back as 865 AD, Ethanol was discovered by the Iranian chemist Rasis, and was used as a disinfectant in the 1700’s by the French for dressing wounds. The 1700’s saw numerous other advancements in disinfectants, a
In the June edition of Health Facilities Management, Rock Jenson (senior consultant with Soriant Solutions) shares the 5 key factors for achieving sustained success for healthcare facility's Environmental Service managers. Click here to go to the publication.
Environmental Services In Environmental Services we have heard the term “Green Cleaning” for many years now. What this often means to most of us in the industry is “the use of cleaning products and procedures that help protect the health and environment of patients, visitors and staff working in hospitals and healthcare facilities.” An