Researchers found only 25 percent of OR surfaces targeted in a study had been cleaned thoroughly, according to an article on the Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality website.
The website posted links to five OR/procedure room cleaning checklists.
The list includes links to:
• A 22-item, customizable OR and environmental cleaning checklist for use in a variety of facilities from the Association for periOperative Registered Nurses offers
• A comprehensive guideline on several cleaning policies, including environmental, general infection control, room turnover, OR suite and others from the Minnesota Hospital Association.