There is increasing evidence that the healthcare environment is an important source of healthcare-associated infections. Every facility must thoroughly clean its environment to prevent it from developing into a reservoir for pathogens. Exposures to environmental pathogens or airborne pathogens may result in infections with significant morbidity and/or mortality.
Environment of care involves construction and renovation; equipment and environmental service needs; utility maintenance and use; emergency management; and more.
The importance of contact time and visible wetness to ensure effective disinfection
This article highlights challenges to effective cleaning and disinfection in healthcare and describes the importance of using surface wetness during...