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Why Is Properly Cleaning Healthcare Facilities So Important

14 Jan 2021 2:43 PM | Ana Malone

     According to the CDC “One out of twenty people admitted to the hospital each year will contract a hospital associated infection” or HAI for short. A portion of these HAI’s resulted in the death of the patient. That is why properly cleaning a healthcare facility is so vital that it can mean the difference between life or death for a patient. People come to hospitals to seek care and to become well and not to become sicker.

  Healthcare associated infections are common, and you might even know someone who has experiences this. Some frequent HAI’s are pneumonia, surgical site infections, clostridium colitis, urinary tract infections, and central-catheter blood stream infections. These infections cause patients longer hospital visits which costs them more financial burden.

Where do the pathogens come from? High touch surfaces such as call lights, over the bed tables, I.V. poles, and tables are places that harbor microorganisms that have the potential to cause diseases. Hiring a highly cleaning company from the IJCSA’s directory can ensure that your healthcare setting is disinfected properly.  Janitorial Service Directory. The goal is to reduce hospital associated infections by using proper and through cleaning techniques.


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