High-traffic areas in healthcare facilities can host a range of infectious pathogens, according to an article on the Health Facilities Management website.
Surfaces in main hallways, elevators, cafeterias and busy waiting rooms come in contact with dozens of human hands every day, while doorknobs, light switches and elevator buttons likewise are touched frequently, the article said.
Appropriate, routine disinfecting is the best practice for infection risk in high-traffic areas, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
According to a CDC, because environmental surfaces can host dangerous pathogens, healthcare facilities must establish consistent cleaning routines for personnel who are properly trained and invested.
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