Manage good surface cleaning
Routine cleaning and disinfecting procedures in hospitals and healthcare facilities is necessary to keep away infections and create a safer environment for both patients and staff. Ensure these procedures are followed consistently and correctly, especially for high-touch surfaces such as overbed tables, floors, hospital bed rails, bedside tables, chairs and door handles.
Managing laundry, foodservice utensils and medical waste should also be performed following routine procedures. Environmental services (EVS) personnel play an essential role in helping to preventing infections from spreading by working with colleagues, prioritising areas of risk, and following guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting in healthcare facilities.