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HAIs: The Real Threat to Doctor-Patient Relationships

As a healthcare professional, you deal with a unique set of challenges in your daily work. In your mission to help patients live healthier, happier, longer lives, you fight against unseen challenges and dangers. One of the biggest threats to a productive healthcare practice is invisible to the naked eye: Healthcare-associated infections. Not only do HAIs threaten the health of patients, but also they threaten the reputation of medical facilities, the hard work you and your team have made to help patients get well, and your facility’s ability to stay afloat. At GermBlast, we’re here to fight alongside you and [...]

By | October 16th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare, Infection Control|0 Comments

Isopropyl Alcohol: What Is It & What Is It Used For?

You’ve heard of alcohol in a variety of contexts: rubbing alcohol, distilled alcohol, denatured alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, and so on. But they’re not all the same and they’re not all ideal for disinfecting every surface. When it comes to infection control and disinfecting surfaces, we recommend isopropyl alcohol. In fact, that’s what our GermBlast Infection Control experts use as part of our GermBlast service for healthcare facilities and mobile equipment. Here’s why. What is Isopropyl Alcohol? Isopropyl alcohol, also known as isopropanol, is a clear, colorless liquid. For those who appreciate the sciencey side of things like we do, isopropyl [...]

Common but Unexpected Ways to Pass the Flu to Your Family

Fall is here, the wind is blowing, cozy sweaters are emerging from the backs of closets, and everything is wonderful. Except one thing... It’s flu season. Which means you’re probably giving everyone who coughs the side-eye and making mental notes not to borrow any pens off their desk. Good for you! While you’re keeping your due diligence up at work, the grocery store, and everywhere else you go where there are people, don’t let your guard down in one of the most high-risk environments: Home. At home with the people we love most and feel so comfortable around, it’s easy [...]

By | October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Family, Infection Control, Residential Disinfection|0 Comments

Lubbock ISD prepares for aggressive flu season

The flu season has arrived.  Already the Texas Department of State Health Services has categorized this season's influenza activity level as "Widespread."  Lubbock ISD is preparing for the flu in a variety of ways, including hand washing training.  However Nancy Sharp, Communications Director for LISD, attributes GermBlast as "their most effective techniques." GermBlast is proud to partner with LISD.  Our teams service their facilities throughout the year, protecting faculty and students from illness year-round to include influenza, staph, strep, and more.  GermBlast has partnered with over 100 school districts in Texas since its inception in 2010.  To learn how your environment [...]

By | January 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Flu Season: What We Can Expect & What We Can Do To Prevent It

Expectations The timing, severity and length of flu season vary from one year to another. Influenza viruses are most common during the fall and winter months and can continue to occur as late as May. Seasonal flu vaccines provide significant but incomplete protection that varies by virus subtype, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is why it's so important to not only practice good hand hygiene but also to keep your environment disinfected in hopes of preventing the illness from spreading. While it is difficult to predict what this flu season will be like, surveillance of flu [...]

By | November 27th, 2017|Categories: Infection Control|0 Comments

Flu Season: What We Can Expect & What We Can Do To Prevent It

Expectations The timing, severity and length of flu season vary from one year to another. Influenza viruses are most common during the fall and winter months and can continue to occur as late as May. Seasonal flu vaccines provide significant but incomplete protection that varies by virus subtype, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is why it's so important to not only practice good hand hygiene but also to keep your home disinfected in hopes of preventing the illness from spreading. While it is difficult to predict what this flu season will be like, surveillance of flu [...]

By | November 10th, 2017|Categories: Infection Control, Residential Disinfection|0 Comments