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Keeping Healthcare Centers Clean

Keeping Healthcare Centers Clean

If you’ve ever set foot in a hospital or healthcare center, there’s a good chance you’ve smelled the sanitized air and bleached floors. Cleanliness in the medical industry is an important step in preventing the spread of illness and disease. Hospitals house hundreds of patients at a time–many with weak immune systems prone to illness. It is crucial for healthcare providers to effectively clean waiting rooms, reception areas, hallways and surfaces that come into contact with patients. This is the first step in reducing and even preventing the spread of sickness in healthcare environments.

Healthcare providers are encouraged to maintain clean facilities by following The Guidelines for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The guidelines cover preferred methods for cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing both medical devices and the healthcare environment. Here are some key takeaways essential for the janitorial/sanitary industry to consider:

Air Quality: The spread of airborne illness is a serious concern in hospitals. The recommended tools to combat airborne disease are Sealed HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) systems. These systems and filters often used in the medical industry because as air passes through, it traps and removes upwards to 99.97% of particles.

Surface Disinfection: Surfaces in a medical setting could contribute to the cross-contamination of patients and personnel. For this reason, it should be routine to disinfect hospital surfaces, medical supplies, bedside equipment, etc., throughout the day. This will remove any settling airborne bacteria, spills and contamination from foreign objects.

The importance of cleanliness in the medical industry should never be ignored. It is crucial to the continued health of our community. Sanitaire offers several products that meet the high medical standards. To learn more about these Sanitaire machines, visit sanitairecommercial.com.

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