? Updated the article “Sequence of cleaning hospital surfaces” last February 1, 2023. At Location of cleaning company TKT Clean
The hospital is an environment that is constantly exposed to many pathogens from many different places. Therefore, the hygiene requirements here are very high, it is necessary to be meticulous and follow the correct sequence to ensure safety and create the cleanest environment. Today, TKT Clean provides you with standard hospital surface cleaning procedures at major hospitals in our country, let’s take a look.
1.Equip and use hospital surface cleaning equipment
1.1.Protective clothing for cleaning hospital surfaces
Most of the time when cleaning any place, it is necessary to equip protective clothing such as masks, gloves and glasses, … Especially when cleaning hospitals, it is necessary to ensure that during the cleaning process of staff always must wear protective clothing. Especially cleaning isolated areas with a high risk of infection requires special clothing.
1.2. Instruments for Sequence of cleaning hospital surfaces
Load/Clean disposable rag.
Clean buckets and buckets to store cleaning chemicals when starting to clean.
Mop damp, dry the floor
Dedicated 3-tier toilet truck
The facilities are guaranteed to work well and are used exclusively for areas with high sterility requirements, toilets and isolation areas.
1.3. Prepare equipment for Sequence of cleaning hospital surfaces
To clean the hospital need some important equipment as follows:
Single floor scrubber
HiClean HC vacuum cleaner and water:
Electrolux washing machine
1.4. Prepare chemicals for Sequence of cleaning hospital surfaces
Cleaning chemicals include 2 types of chemicals:
Cleaning chemicals: Soap or other cleaning chemicals may be used to ensure the cleaning of normally low-contact surfaces in medium or low risk areas of contamination.
Disinfectant chemicals: To make sterilization and cleaning of mixed HCs. Suitable for DC/TBYT surfaces, frequent contact surfaces, low contact surfaces
in areas where sterility is required or where there is a high risk of contamination.
In addition, it is necessary to prepare a means of storing chemicals such as a box/valve containing a reducing agent
Disposable disinfection/cleaning. Do not re-add chemicals to an empty or used can/can. Licensed for circulation according to the Decision of the Ministry of Health.
Refer to TKT Clean’s hospital cleaning chemicals
Some chemicals are used
Ecosophy Japanese carpet cleaning chemicals
Ecosophy stone floor cleaning chemicals
Ecosophy Japanese multi-purpose cleaning chemical
Note: The cleaning tool is for a fixed area only. Do not use cleaning supplies from one area to another
2. Sequence of cleaning hospital surfaces
The sequence of cleaning hospital surfaces is done with 3 principles. Sanitize high to low, from the clean place to the dirty place and from the inside out. Make sure not to do it wrong, as this may prolong the cleaning process or you may start cleaning it all over again.
Cleaning from top to bottom and inside out is always the golden rule in the hygiene industry. However, the hospital needs to be cleaned from a clean place to a dirty place. Because if you change the opposite, it will be easier to make the clean place dirtier than the original and easy to bring bacteria from the dirty place to the clean area.
In particular, immediately clean areas with high risk of infection. Or when there are stains, secretions, body fluids on the toilet surface.
See also: Hygiene procedures in the hospital
3. Hospital surface cleaning technique
In order to do well in hospital cleaning, it is necessary not only to follow the prescribed order but also to follow the correct techniques, including:
Remove visible waste, dust, debris, dirt before cleaning/disinfecting. Use a waste collection tree.
Do not collect sharp waste with bare hands, put sharp waste in puncture resistant bin, immediately notify the manager in case of accident. Minimize diffusion of dust and pollutants during the cleaning process.
Do not use brooms in the hospital room, office area
Do not turn on the fan while collecting waste, dust, dirt before cleaning, do not shake, shake the load/rag when cleaning.
Use disposable wipes. If used more than once, re-wash towels/sheets frequently. Do not immerse dirty towels/ rags in cleaning/disinfecting solution.
Use separate rags for each area and for each bed.
Change the cleaning/disinfecting solution as recommended by NSX, the frequency of DD changing in areas with high risk of contamination; when visible turbidity, dirt and immediately after cleaning blood/body fluids spilled on the surface.
See also: 7 principles of hospital hygiene
Do not clean while medical personnel are performing an examination or examination.
Do not reuse wipes once, for regular washcloths, they must be dried in the sun
How to use at floor cleaning
Use 1 time, 1 sheet for 1 time cleaning the floor (Do not wring out).
Color the towels by area to avoid confusion.
For a 20m2 washcloth, then discard or wash as specified.
Before mopping, divide the floor in half, put up a sign to save ½ of the aisle.
Then wipe from top to bottom inside to outside and wipe in a zigzag line, the back line does not overlap the front mop, leaving no space to wipe, wipe and then not wipe again.
See also: Checklist for hospital cleaning
The above has listed the order of cleaning hospital surfaces and provides some information about the costumes, tools, equipment, chemicals, .. In particular, hospital cleaning staff must have technical skills. above. Through the article TKT Clean hopes to bring you a lot of useful knowledge. And can help you better understand hospital hygiene.
If you are looking for a reputable unit that understands the importance and has professional techniques in the field of hospital hygiene. Then TKT Clean will be a great choice. Over 20 years of experience in the industry serving large and small hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City, we will bring the best quality of hospital cleaning services. Contact us for a free consultation!