Focus: Infection Control

Adopting EVS cleaning practices in skilled nursing facilities

January 20, 2020

Proper cleaning and disinfection in skilled nursing facilities have become even more important. The presence of more higher-acuity patients has led to greater danger from infections, according to an article on the Provider website.

At many skilled nursing facilities, “housekeeping” includes tasks such as floor and surface cleaning, trash removal, and laundry services. 

Now, with an increasing need to eliminate infection and airborne irritants, facility managers may consider transitioning to an “environmental services” cleaning model.

Environmental services (EVS) differs from housekeeping in one significant way: EVS focuses on the science and procedures necessary to eliminate pathogens. 

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