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BCWA S4:E6 David Reimann talks with us about the details and facts when becoming an infection prevention expert

Becoming an Infection Prevention Expert starts with a positive proactive mindset. There are plenty of resources easily available to help schools get on the right track to be proactive and not reactive. Join us on this podcast as we discuss this topic further.

David Reimann
Listen to this Podcast HERE!
Podcast Topic: The importance of being an Infection Prevention Expert at Schools. Every year it is estimated that over 60 million school days lost every year to influenza and norovirus according to ISSA, costing schools billions of dollars in lost federal funding. And, according to the CDC, this year’s flu season is currently the worst over the past 10 years!

And consider this, according to a Keep Kids Healthy research conducted by Victory, over 40% of school custodians and administration admit to not having any infection prevention protocols.

Knowing these statistics, something needs to change! The way schools are cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting is not working. We want to help!

Becoming an Infection Prevention Expert starts with a positive proactive mindset. There are plenty of resources easily available to help schools get on the right track to be proactive and not reactive. Join us on this podcast as we discuss this topic further.

Contact David Reimann: david.reimann@victorycomplete.com

Contact David Thompson:dthompson@academyofcleaning.com

Accredited infection prevention experts

Angela Holley, Daniel Nunn, Chris Degado, Clinton Goodman, Migdalia Martell

Darryl Henry, Director of Facilities for True Health in central Florida signed up his team for the Accredited Infection Prevention Expert course online.

These individuals earned their certificates from the Academy this past December. Below are a few words from these graduates.

“The Academy of Cleaning Excellence truly has educated me and broaden my 2020 vision of applying proper cleaning techniques that will help me in my quest to help save lives. This is my new goal and 2020 vision as a True Health employee to provide true care and concern to anyone in my place of employment. I must admit, that in 27 years of cleaning experience, I have a new outlook and concern about how I clean. That it’s not about making an area of your responsibility to look clean or smell clean, but that true cleaning is about reducing and/or, eliminating those unseen pathogens, germs, and viruses that cause disease or illness.” – Clinton Goodman 

“I am really grateful for the Cleaning Course. It’s always true that even if you know about something, there is still more to learn. I found the course to be complete and very informative. All though I have 38 years of experience, still, I found valuable information.- Daniel Nunn

“The class showed me a lot of things about cleaning and how to clean that I really didn’t know, I enjoyed taking the class and the test. Learning new stuff never hurts, it will help you in the long run.” – Angela Holley 

“This course has opened my eyes to the true meaning of cleanliness.” – Chris Delgado 

“What I liked the most was the reassurance that I was doing the right thing, and didn’t have to leave my work area to take this Training Course. It was Great! – Migdalia Martell

You too can join these new graduates by taking the class online or at a LIVE class at one of our regional campuses. Review class offerings HERE.

Are You Using the ACE Online Campus?

The Academy of Cleaning Excellence, On-Line Campus is working for everyone.

So far this month,  Maria purchased the Accredited Infection Prevention Expert:https://classes.academyofcleaning.com/p/environmental-hygienist
Yolanda purchased  the ACE Master package; https://classes.academyofcleaning.com/p/ace-master-certification-package
and the Marble Polishing course; https://classes.academyofcleaning.com/p/marble-polishing
And several have taken advantage of the 7 (SEVEN) FREE courses.
Have you used this avenue of learning like these people?
Here is the link if you need it!
https://classes.academyofcleaning.com/

 

 

Educate – Certify – Empower – ISSA Master Certification

“Your information on Risk Management is a totally new way of thinking for me. Everything comes back to health.” Cindee – Boone, N.C.

“I wanted to develop personally during this class.  Now I know how to also help my staff develop professionally as well.” John- Kennesaw, GA.

Whether you are new to the industry or a veteran, this ISSA/CMI Masters certification class is guaranteed to give you up to date techniques and technology that you can use within your business.

Be ready to change your mindset!

 Have you found yourself in charge of a department you know nothing about?

Just moved into a position where the staff knows more than you?

Are you now inspecting work and have no idea as to the “how’s” and “why’s”?

Register here now, for your $300 discount.

Disinfectants and Safety

Standard precautions (SP) are safety practices you observe with every single person who uses your facility because not all the sick people are in hospitals or stay home with the “sniffles”.
For your personal protection, treat every situation as though it was potentially infectious to you or your family.
Remember: Because disinfectants are classified as pesticides by the US EPA, these products should always be used in strict accordance with product labels, as the issues at hand are life altering.

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Find your certification course here.  https://classes.academyofcleaning.com/p/infection-prevention
Use coupon code, BUFFER, for 50% off.

GERMS? Pathogenic Organisms?

“Germs” is not a scientific term, but they are better understood as bacteria, viruses, or fungi because these are living organisms.
“Germs” is therefore a broad term we all use to refer to these microscopic organisms that can infect humans and animals.
The more proper term for these bad germs would be “pathogenic organisms.”
A virus is an infectious agent, smaller than bacteria, which requires the cells of a living organism to grow or reproduce. Viruses, need a living host to reproduce but can survive for limited periods outside a host.

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Find your certification course here.  https://classes.academyofcleaning.com/p/infection-prevention
Use coupon code, BUFFER, for 50% off.

MRSA & Schools

People can carry MRSA and not have any symptoms. These “carriers” can also transmit the bacteria to other people.  School is in session this week and we all need to be vigilant in our efforts.
MRSA can be easily spread through skin-to-skin contact and by touching contaminated items. Therefore, it is crucial to take measures to help reduce the spread of MRSA using these practical steps.
• Scrub up – Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 15 seconds – the time it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice – or use an alcohol-based hand rub sanitizer.
• Wipe it down – Use a hospital-grade disinfectant with a MRSA kill-claim to disinfect hard surfaces. Make sure to use clean cloths to avoid spreading MRSA from one surface to another.
• Cover your cuts – Keep any nicks or wounds covered with a clean, dry bandage until healed.
• Keep to yourself – Do not share personal items, like towels or razors, that encounter bare skin.

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Find your certification course here.  https://classes.academyofcleaning.com/p/infection-prevention
Use coupon code, BUFFER, for 50% off.

Proactive Infection Prevention

Infection prevention is a proactive process which means that administration must work in concert with the Environmental Health Services team, while keeping workers/students/occupants advised of the “Best Practices” for staying healthy.
If there is the belief a “crack team” is able to sanitize the office and completely eliminate the issue of illness within the facility, then there is a lack of understanding and a lack of shouldering responsibility by management.
Therefore, it is very important that staffs are educated in the understanding of these common diseases and infections.

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Find your certification course here.  https://classes.academyofcleaning.com/p/infection-prevention
Use coupon code, BUFFER, for 50% off.

Certified Environmental Services Technician

One professionally educated, properly equipped
housekeeper or custodian
can prevent more infections
than a room full of doctors can cure!

To be proactive in the face of illnesses, the staff must know how to;

  • Recognize the symptoms, and then take steps to contain the issue.
  • Remove the potentially infected person from contact with others.
  • Once it is recognized to be an outbreak of a threatening infection, insure that proper steps are taken according to established protocol.

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Find your certification course here.  https://classes.academyofcleaning.com/p/infection-prevention
Use coupon code, BUFFER, for 50% off.