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Managing Healthcare Facilities' Airborne Pathogens
February 26, 2018 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
Airborne pathogens are often overlooked in healthcare facilities focused on cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, according to an article on the McKnights website.
The air is the source of more than one-third of nosocomial infections.
Long-established airborne precautions are rarely used in long-term care facilities, according to the article.
It's important to know a facility's vulnerabilities. Airborne germs seek weakness in places like heating, venting, air-conditioning and water systems.
This Quick Read was submitted by Cathryn Jakicic, Healthcare Industries Editor, FacilitiesNet. For about hospital campuses and other medical facilities, visit https://www.facilitiesnet.com/healthcarefacilities.