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Mayo Clinic hand hygiene initiative: Eliminating antimocrobial hand soaps

  • Chemicals
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Case Study
  • Safer Chemicals Case Study
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Toolkit
(Safer hand hygiene toolkit) Mayo Clinic set out to standardize hand soaps throughout the system and reduce costs. Infection prevention and control brought forward a critical goal to eliminate the use of antimicrobial hand hygiene products used in patient care and public areas. A multi-disciplinary team reviewed and piloted hand hygiene products and collected user feedback on those products. Mayo…

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Safer Hand Hygiene

Providence St. Patrick Hospital: Eliminating hand soaps containing triclosan

  • Chemicals
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Case Study
  • Safer Chemicals Case Study
  • Providence St. Patrick
  • Safer hand hygiene
  • Toolkit
(Safer hand hygiene toolkit) In 2011, Providence St. Patrick Hospital set out to review the use of hand soaps containing triclosan due to emerging health and environmental concerns. New data and recommendations from authoritative bodies helped convince the Infection Prevention team that a switch was warranted. In 2012, Providence St. Patrick Hospital was able to eliminate triclosan from hand…

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Eliminating hand soaps

Standardized environmental questions for OR surgical drapes

  • EPP
  • EPP Resource
  • Devices
  • Chemicals
  • Safer medical products and devices
The standardized environmental questions for medical products are a set of supplier questions that can be used in the procurement process for OR surgical drapes to identify environmentally preferable products.  People can be exposed through the use of products containing these chemicals in the OR. In 2002, the FDA issued a Public Health Notification for PVC devices containing DEHP. DEHP is also…

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Environmental Considerations for Cabinetry

  • Healthy interiors
  • Guide
  • Furnishings
  • Chemicals
Practice Greenhealth presents a guide to questions and issues to consider when assessing or purchasing cabinetry.

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