Maintaining a safe and healthy healthcare facility

April 30, 2019

Running a healthcare facility requires a high level of performance, cleanliness and safety, according to an article on the Health Tech Zone website.

There are measures you can put in place to improve and create a place that promotes safety. For instance, the waiting areas and exam rooms should have no sharp edges or objects that personnel or patients can come into contact with and you should have a clear and open space for walking freely from one room to another.

Also, killing germs after each patient's visit is critical. All healthcare facilities must have hazardous waste containers to store used supplies such as needles for pickup weekly by a company that specializes in their proper disposal.

Another good way to avoid the spread of germs is to keep sick patients separate from those seeking a regular checkup or who come in for a follow-up visit.

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