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It’s time for better facility-wide discharge cleaning solutions.
Learn about the role that environmental surfaces play in the transmission of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), and how you can combine manual disinfectants with advanced ultraviolet technology to provide a more comprehensive discharge cleaning solution for your facility.
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Discharge cleaning is the cleaning methodology used in a patient care area, room or space that occurs upon a patient's departure. This cleaning is meant to render the area safe and ready for the next patient's use.1
Discharge cleaning must include, at a minimum:
Discharge cleaning should also be tailored to each specific setting. For example, if a patient room includes linens, privacy curtains and the like, those should be replaced.
Discharge cleaning plays a crucial role in helping to reduce patient exposure to pathogens that cause HAIs. Since several pathogens, such as C. difficile spores and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), can persist on environmental surfaces for months and can be found outside of isolation rooms, thorough facility-wide cleaning and disinfecting protocols are necessary to ensure patient, staff and visitor safety.
Several studies have demonstrated that there is a need for facilities to adopt effective discharge cleaning strategies:
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