Cleaning is the first line of defense against germs and viruses, including Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI). In healthcare facilities, this is even more important as they are more prevalent with more at-risk people. Blood and organic matter are often present in healthcare and can contain bloodborne pathogens which increase the risks to patients, workers, and cleaners.
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Proper procedures are vital to protect both cleaning staff, medical employees, and patients. Proper procedures include wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) such as latex gloves and, when applicable, a mask and gown. Additional precautions such as being aware of SHARPS and frequent hand washing are also paramount.
Knowing what to clean and how to clean it, using disinfectants and sterilization techniques for "hot spot" areas that are frequent points of contact are vital to preventing the spread of disease. Proper cleaning technique and chemicals in healthcare facilities is important to all of our health.
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