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Cleaning For Infection Control: Ebola in Healthcare Setting

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/15/16 10:05 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in CDC, Ebola

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Cleaning For Infection Prevention: Ebola

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/7/16 11:48 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Ebola, OSHA

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If you have workers that are tasked with removing the virus that causes ebola from surfaces in your building; it is your responsibility to make sure that they are protected from exposure. This includes the exposure to harmful chemicals as well as to the virus itself.

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APIC Survey Finds U.S. Healthcare Facilities are More Prepared to Confront Ebola Compared to Last Year

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/10/15 12:00 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Ebola

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Nine in 10 infection control leaders (92 percent) believe their facilities are better prepared today than a year ago to receive a patient with a highly lethal infectious disease like Ebola.

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OSHA Announces New Website About Protecting Workers in Industries at High Risk of Exposure to Ebola, Including Healthcare

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/17/14 12:00 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in OSHA, Ebola

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  • The OSHA Website provides information about protecting people who work for airlines, mortuaries, laboratories, customs, emergency response and other vulnerable fields.
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CDC Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Known or Suspected Ebola Patients in U.S. Hospitals

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/6/14 12:00 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in CDC, Infection Control, Ebola

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HAND HYGIENE
• HCP (Healthcare Personnel) should perform hand hygiene frequently, including before and after all patient contact, contact with potentially infectious material, and before putting on and upon removal of PPE, including gloves.

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Safetec Ebola Memorandum

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/4/14 12:00 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Ebola

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As stated by the CDC, “there are no products with specific label claims against the Ebola virus.” However, Ebola is considered an enveloped virus similar to Influenza and HIV, so using a product that kills non-enveloped such as rotavirus and poliovirus is highly recommended to kill the enveloped viruses.
The Safetec® product line of SaniZide Plus® and SaniZide Pro® are demonstrated to be effective against numerous enveloped viruses and kill at least one of the common non-enveloped viruses (e.g. norovirus, rotavirus, and poliovirus). The CDC also advises that because non-enveloped viruses are more resistant to disinfectants, a disinfectant with a higher potency than what is normally required for an enveloped virus is recommended at this time.

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