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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