Archive May 2016


Decrease Patient Risk of HAI’s to Lower Your Hospital Liability Costs

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, one in every 20 hospitalized patients in 2002 developed a healthcare-associated infection (HAI), making HAIs a leading cause of death and illness within the United States. And also costing hospitals up to $33 billion dollars. In 2015, Becker’s Hospital Review noted that roughly 1.7 million HAIs…

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The Silent Threat Holding Your Students Back

Chronic absences due to illness have always been an issue in schools. More sick days equal less funding for the school and missed learning opportunities for the student. The cause of these sick days is often blamed solely on cold and flu germs that easily spread from child to child, which is no surprise to…

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The Effects of Mold Exposure on Your Students

Children may be at special risk from mold exposure in school for a variety of reasons. Their young lungs are still developing, but they still breathe more air per pound of body weight than adults. Though not all molds are toxic, most have the potential to affect health. How? Damp, moldy school environments create conditions…

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A Leading Cause in Missed School Days May Be Different Than You Think

Cold and Flu germs may not be the only cause of missed school days at your child’s school. Decreased indoor air conditions due to mold and mildew can be a leading cause in school sick days. A national survey found that 40% of school nurses knew children and staff that were adversely affected by indoor pollutants….

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