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Hospital housekeeping best practices

July 17, 2014

With the increase in multidrug-resistant organisms, environmental cleaning and disinfection has become an even more important component of infection prevention strategy within healthcare facilities, according to a blog by Carolyn Cooke on the FacilityCare website.

Infection prevention and operational efficiency can both be accomplished with a clear protocol along with training, best practice implementation and ongoing monitoring, the blog said.

Cooke's tips to create a safe patient environment include:

• Select the right disinfectant 

• Focus on high-touch surfaces 

• Practice proper hand hygiene 

• Measure what matters

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