Blog 2018-04-17T18:14:27+00:00

Protecting Education at its Core & What Parents Can Do to Help

We hear about it in the news every week: Teachers aren’t paid enough. Schools are making cuts. Students take too many tests. Education funding is decreasing. At GermBlast, many of the men and women on our infection control team are former teachers, athletic coaches, and superintendents. Not only do we understand the challenges educators face today, but also we see our children's education as an absolute priority. But what does stopping the spread of infection have to do with educational funding and learning outcomes? More Absences = Less Funding Education funding is essential to a positive learning environment. It’s not [...]

By | November 6th, 2018|Categories: Education, Family, Infection Control|0 Comments

4 Small Steps to Make a Big Impact on Preventing the Flu

In a busy healthcare facility full of patients, you have countless tasks vying for your attention. During the flu season, the urgent care and emergency room departments can feel like complete chaos. While you’re working hard to care for others, we’re here to support you in the fight against the flu. As you know, the best way to prevent the spread of the flu in a healthcare facility is to encourage frequent handwashing for healthcare professionals, patients, and visitors alike, while also disinfecting surfaces and mobile equipment. To help you and your team stay at peak performance during the flu [...]

By | October 30th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare, Infection Control|0 Comments

C. Diff: What Is It & How to Stop the Spread of Infection

  Arm Yourself with Knowledge in the Fight Against Infection   If you have an infant or a family member who is immunocompromised or elderly, you may have heard doctors’ warnings about C. diff infection. But what is C. diff? How does someone get it? And why is it such a difficult infection to beat? Clostridium difficile, known as C. diff for short, is a dangerous bacterial infection. It can lead to some extremely uncomfortable and potentially dangerous symptoms and, unfortunately, it's also very expensive to treat. Here’s what you need to know to recognize C. diff right away and [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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