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A new report from CDC updates previous estimates of healthcare-associated infections. In American hospitals alone, healthcare-associated infections account for an estimated 1.7 million infections and 99,000 associated deaths each year. Of these infections:
January 13th 2006
Albany, NY (January 13, 2006) - Six major cleaning industry trade associations and affiliated organizations have joined together to support the efforts of the Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI). Executives from the American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES), the Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI), the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), the International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA), the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) have jointly signed a letter asking interested parties to “get involved with this important endeavor.”