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Healthcare
January 26, 2017

Fresh Wave IAQ Pocket-Size Odor-Eliminator Spray Gaining Popularity with Nurses

Being a nurse is one of the toughest jobs out there. On a daily basis they are saving lives, caring for the sick and providing comfort for those who need it most. Unfortunately, they are also confronted with a wide-range of foul odors, which can…
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Healthcare
August 4, 2016

Hospitals: Steps for Eliminating Unwanted Residual Odors from Disinfection and Maintenance Products

As we have highlighted in several trade magazine articles and blog posts, today’s Hospital Environmental Services (EVS) professionals are challenged with fighting the odors that come from using strong cleaning and disinfection maintenance solutions. While many EVS professionals are aware of this challenge, the actual…
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Healthcare
July 27, 2016

The Healthcare Resort: The Fusion of World-Class Healthcare and Personalized Hospitality

One hospitality company is leading the way when it comes to marrying quality care with a high-end hospitality approach. The Healthcare Resorts is changing patient care by offering facilities that have world-class amenities for patients, including chefs, theater rooms, games rooms, and even pubs and…
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Healthcare
July 19, 2016

Healthcare Facilities Today: Fresh Wave IAQ Offers Insights on Safe and Effective Hospital Odor Control

Today’s healthcare facilities need to be ultra-clean in order to reduce the likelihood of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs), and achieve higher HCAHPS scores. As such, today’s hospital Environmental Services (EVS) professionals have to continually be the stewards of providing a clean and safe facility. However,…
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Healthcare
June 28, 2016

Safe Odor Control When Cleaning Healthcare Environments with Microfiber Mops

There is a new movement in healthcare environments where microfiber cloths and mops are providing an additional layer of support in fighting hospital-acquired infections (HAI). According to this recent American Laundry News article, microfiber mops are able to better dislodge and remove particles from surface…
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Healthcare
February 23, 2016

Helping Hospitals Eliminate Unwanted Residual Odors from Disinfecting Products

With the increased need to provide thoroughly healthy patient care environments, today’s Hospital Environmental Services (EVS) professionals have been tasked with ensuring that their facilities are ultra-clean. Cleanliness plays a major role in reducing Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs), as well as in aiding to achieve higher HCAHPS…
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Healthcare
June 4, 2014

A 360-Degree Strategy for Combating Foul Odors in Cancer Treatment Centers

One of the many unfortunate side effects of cancer is the patient odor that it causes.  In addition to serving as a reminder of the patient’s condition, it can also impact those spending time near and around the patients. In fact, last year, a parent…
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Healthcare
May 22, 2014

How to Effectively Ease Ostomy Bag Odor During Home Care

It is estimated that this year alone, nearly 137,000 adults in the United States will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer, urinary and ileum issues. One of the most significant issues associated with related treatments is dealing with ostomy bag use during recovery – and more…
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Healthcare
June 11, 2013

Odor Management and Hospitals: Nurses Fight Foul Odors Right From Their Back Pockets

As we’ve highlighted before, hospitals can be a breeding ground for foul odors. The business of saving lives and helping those in need can have some disagreeable side effects. From the smells of urine to wound care, food waste to dirty linens, hospitals battle foul…
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Healthcare
March 27, 2013

New Patient Engagement Strategies Augmented by Keeping Facilities Clean and Odor-Free

The healthcare sector has been on the precipice of a digital revolution where mobile technologies are intersecting with patient care to create a new paradigm referred to as “patient engagement.” The core foundation of patient engagement is to provide the right tools to educate and…
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Healthcare
October 18, 2011

Odor Management Strategies Help Healthcare Providers Preserve Patient Dignity

The core mission of any healthcare facility is to provide top-quality care while allowing patients to have a sense of dignity and normalcy. While many treatments involve dealing with infectious wounds, as well as bodily fluids such as human waste, it is difficult to create…
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