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In what settings do MRSA skin infections occur?
• MRSA skin infections can occur anywhere.
• Some settings have factors that make it easier for MRSA to be transmitted.
• These factors, referred to as the 5 Cs, are as follows: Crowding, frequent skin-to-skin Contact, Compromised skin (i.e., cuts or abrasions), Contaminated items and surfaces, and lack of Cleanliness.
Now Available! All 2008 Presentation Videos on DVD for $249
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Own the complete video collection of presentations from the 2008 Cleaning Science Conference & Symposium. A must-have reference for everyone concerned about the future of the cleaning industry and cleaning for health.
Enjoy access to advanced industry information compiled by internationally recognized researchers. Benefit from formal presentations, informal discussions and direct Q&A sessions. Incorporate this research into your development of new products and techniques. Give your organization a competitive edge.
A Critical Reference For:
Science is establishing the cleaning industry as a credible and critical component of human survival. More than 90,000 people died in U.S. hospitals, alone, last year because of Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI), which has now migrated into the community (CA-MRSA).
The science of cleaning is more than the tools we use. It's how and why we use them. We can't assume a surface is clean because it looks clean. You can't believe your eyes!
We must be able to measure a surface to ensure it is healthy within acceptable scientific tolerances. This ability to be consistent results in healthy indoor environments - from room to room, building to building. This is critical to the cleaning industry because going back and forth between healthy and unhealthy buildings is counterproductive and, in some cases - deadly.
CIRI (Cleaning Industry Research Institute) has a proactive plan to attack the problem. We will develop the basic science for measuring "clean", establish which devices will be used to measure clean, and relate levels of cleanliness to human health and performance. Others can then use these fi ndings to guide their work and advance our industry.
Topics Covered Include:
2008 Symposium Video Overview