Growing threat from HAIs drive cleaning demand

July 1, 2019

Healthcare facilities are ramping up cleaning in response to the rising threat of drug-resistant infections, according to an article on the CleanLink website.

Candida auris in particular has put the spotlight back on daily cleaning.

For instance, Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City went to extremes to eradicate the fungus in a patient’s room after his death. The facility brought in special cleaning equipment and had to remove floor and ceiling tiles.  

“We can’t wait until it’s a terminal cleaning to do a proper disinfection of patient rooms,” said Darrel Hicks, an infection control consultant in St. Charles, Missouri. “We need to refocus on daily cleaning and apply disinfectant to pre-cleaned surfaces.” 

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