The American Hospital Association (AHA) established a Certification Center with a mission to create, facilitate and administer the healthcare industry's premier certification programs. The Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE), an affiliate of AHA, is the professional organization of choice for directors and managers responsible for patient and resident environments across all settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, continuing care retirement communities and ambulatory care providers.
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The Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) is a nonprofit membership association that represents the interests of more than 160,000 perioperative nurses by providing nursing education, standards and clinical practice resources. While the organization primarily serves the nursing community, they can provide a tremendous amount of educational resources and standards for effective hygienic cleaning processes.
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The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is the leading professional association for infection preventionists with more than 14,000 members. Their mission is to create a safer world through the prevention of infection. APIC offers a comprehensive collection of clinical education and professional development programs in both live and archived formats for those of all career levels and in all healthcare settings.
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A complete guideline - Disinfection and Sterilization in Health Care Setting
By connecting with environmental services and assuring the right disinfectants are being properly used on all the appropriate surfaces, infection control staff can limit the opportunity for a nosocomial infection to occur, protecting patients and reducing potential costs... Learn More and Sign Up Today at:
A cleaning program for Non-Hospital Health Care Facilities that focuses on hygienic cleaning that can help reduce the spread of infectious disease.
Help prevent the spread of pathogens in high-risk areas or situations in the hospital. Provides helpful guidelines to train your team on how to clean and disinfect all areas within a hospital setting.
World Health Organization’s - Practical Guidelines for Infection Control in Health Care Facilities
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