There are numerous aspects of a productive and fruitful cleaning program in a medical facility or a health care provider’s clinic or a hospital… From cleaning to sanitizing to disease aversion.
Giving a protected and clean condition can be testing, however, with the correct procedures set up, office chiefs, attendants, and housekeeping staff can keep up a sterile room for patients, guests, and employees.
As indicated by current research, "Cleaning Industry Insights" an overview from Procter & Gamble Professional, regular, simple cleaning routines were reported as one of the most helpful components when in regards to cleaning services in healthcare. Because of that, following are some smart and successful cleaning tips to expand your medical facility's cleaning program.
How cleaning and disinfecting are different- Know this first-
Shocking but true that even several professional cleaners do not know the difference between cleaning disinfecting. You must know this and ensure it that the professional who hires for taking care of the cleaning in your hospital know that difference.
When you clean the dust from your place that can have germs such as Salmonella and E. coli, this process is termed as cleaning. On the other hand, when you kill the germs at your place, you term this process disinfecting. However, if you want the best result from your disinfecting process, this would be better to do cleaning first. In simple words, both are required to be done.
The good news is that the new inventions in the cleaning industry have finished the need of cleaning and disinfecting processes separately. The advanced products are multi purpose, efficient and effective. Now, you can do these two things together using the advanced cleaning products. So, to make the environment hygienic, search for the products that can do cleaning and disinfect together.
In addition to using the advanced cleaning products, this is important to ensure that you follow the guidelines regarding proper cleaning issued by your local government responsible cleaning in your area.
Make cleaning protocols and checklists-
It would be better to tell your cleaning staff the protocols and checklists. If your cleaning staff knows what all your expectations you have from them, they will be able to provide you the best cleaning solutions for you. You should inform the staff that they should make sure that the wall, floors, sinks, computer keyboards, light switches, beds, furniture chairs, doors, windows, door and window knobs, everything needs to thoroughly clean and germ-free. Your checklist much contains inspection of everything after the cleaning is done. This way your cleaning team will be cautious towards their duty.
Read the cleaning instructions-
When you are going to use any cleaning product, this is important for you to have a comprehensive idea regarding how to use it. If you don’t know the instructions to use the product, you will not be able to use that in the right manner, so you will not get the best cleaning results. Where will you get the instructions? YOu will get it on the product label. Why should you know this if you are hiring a professional? This is because you will be able to ensure your cleaning professional is doing his right way.
Cleaning tools as mops, scrapers, brushes, and scouring pads cause cross contamination. So, this would be a better idea to clean them properly before using them in the next room. It would be better to read the instructions given on the labels of the tools so that you can use it in the right way. If you have any doubt about their use, then you can talk to any expert cleaner or call to their manufacturers to know how to use them. Otherwise, you can take help of the web in this regard. On YouTube, you can search for how to use different cleaning tools. You may say if you are hiring somebody for this job, then why you need to know how that product is used. This is important to know because if you know how to use a particular product, then this would be easier for you to ensure the product is being used in the right way.
The Restroom Sanitation-
When it comes to cleaning of the restrooms, this is not going to be easy anytime, as everywhere bathroom is believed to be the most difficult areas to clean. Cleaning them once or twice a day would not suffice. If you want to remain them clean and hygienic, this would be better to clean them several times a day. If possible, every hour or every two hours.
Anti bacterial Gel-
Most of the times, bacteria make reach their access from one person to another because of the door and window knobs. So, it would be better to install anti bacterial gel’s container near to every door and window and request people to use the gel before touching the doors and window. This way the door and window knobs will be bacteria free, and people’s hands will work also. It would be better to install the gel at the entrance gate so that people enter the hospital with clean hands.
With these simple suggestions, you can have an effective cleaning and disinfect routine that provides a clean, hygienic environment to your staff as well as patients and their attendants.
Jackson is a content professional who has written on diverse industries including cleaning. He has written this blog to help hospitals that are concerned about creating a clean and hygienic environment in their hospitals.