Consistent cleaning and disinfection protocols create safe patient environment, according to an article on the FacilityCare website.
Disinfecting frequently touched surfaces and shared equipment is an important step in preventing the spread of dangerous pathogens.
There are many solutions available, and facility managers should evaluate which products are best suited for their facility’s needs.
When selecting a disinfectant, it is important to consider three key factors: pathogens, people and assets, the article said.
Newer technologies are now available that provide facility managers with less hazardous options for cleaning and disinfection. Products that offer minimal risk to users (preferably those with an Environmental Protection Agency category IV rating), require no hazard ratings and limit the need for personal protective equipment are recommended.