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Best practices for thorough cleaning that will reduce HAIs

Hospital studies have found only 25% to 40% of surfaces near patients meet the definition of cleanliness. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has issued guidelines calling for increased performance in cleaning effectiveness to prevent healthcare-acquired infections.

Cintas Corp. released a January 26 press release [1] with a list of six cleaning best practices that will help reduce healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs).

The company worked with the International Executive Housekeepers Association to create a list of best practices:

• Cultivate an environment of partnership
• Benchmark cleaning products and processes
• Conduct time audits
• Provide thorough employee training
• Recognize and empower cleaning personnel
• Measure cleaning performance on an ongoing basis

Click here for more details about each best practice recommendation. [1]

How does your facility’s practices compare to those listed above? Let us know in our comment section.