Kids are Back In School, Along With Their Germs. Are You Ready for Cold and Flu Season?

Today, I’m feeling a bit like that mom. Just 3 days into her 7th grade year, my 12-year old daughter came home from volleyball practice, feeling a tad under the weather. With a pat on the head and a “you’ll be fine”, I shipped her right off … [Read more...]

The Great Debate: Paper Towels vs. Hand Dryers

You know what irritates me? Automatic dryers as the only option to dry my hands. It never fails, you can be 5,000 miles from home, and upon leaving the restroom, you run into someone you know and feel obligated to shake their hand. The look … [Read more...]

6 Proactive Plays for Bed Bug Prevention in Hospitals

“Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite.” More and more, there is truth behind this familiar expression – bed bugs have been expanding their teams in recent years, and not just where you may think. Although hotels may harbor … [Read more...]

Hydration Motivation: Why It’s Important to Keep Hydrated on the Job

We all know how important it is to stay hydrated, but it can be hard to adjust drinking habits to the heat of summer. It’s easy to underestimate how much you need to drink to replenish lost fluids. For the most physically demanding jobs, … [Read more...]

Wipe Away 99.9% of Germs in Blood Spills

Blood. It is a common sight to many healthcare professionals. An important part of their job is to follow good practice when cleaning up areas contacted with blood to prevent cross-contamination. All blood and bodily fluids can be … [Read more...]