One of the most important ways to avoid the spread of infection is to clean and disinfect the environment.
Several studies have shown that contaminated surfaces are a proven route of transmission for high-risk pathogens, including those with pandemic potential like coronaviruses.
The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of maintaining good hygiene and ensuring that surfaces, particularly those classified as “high-risk,” are cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis. High-risk areas are those that are more likely to become contaminated with bodily fluids (such as commodes) and other commonly handled re-usable devices, increasing the risk of transmission. This is particularly relevant in places like toilets and other places where people use the restroom.
There is mounting evidence that contaminated surfaces play a role in the spread of the Covid-19-causing SARS-CoV-2 virus. Pathogens like this can withstand being aerosolized and can survive for up to 9 days on certain surfaces.
When you realize that there are over 93 touch episodes every hour between patients, nurses, and tourists, the task of reducing the risk of cross-infection becomes much more daunting. Due to the frequency at which they are touched, environmental surfaces such as bedside rails, workstations, and door handles are of special significance.
We believe in keeping things simple, despite the fact that it is not an easy job. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), good infection prevention practices and proper hygiene could prevent up to 30% of Health Care Associated Infections (HCAIs).
Keeping the public secure
Infection is more likely in people who have underlying health problems or who have a compromised immune system. Simple measures such as avoiding the use of recycled cloths, which can serve as a medium for transmitting microorganisms, and avoiding manual mixing of chemicals, which raises the risk of human error and incorrect dilution, are therefore critical.
Cleaning and disinfection in the environment is a best practice.
1. Observe and pick the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and product for your individual needs.
2. If you’re using a wipe, take it out of the package and reseal it to keep the wipes from drying out.
3. Spray directly on the surface and wipe with a clean cloth if using a spray.
4. Wipe the surface in a circular motion from clean to dirty. Do not use the same wipe twice on the same place.
5. Make sure the surface is damp for the duration of the contact period.
6. Once you’ve used it, dispose of it properly. Only wipes with simple labels can be placed in a macerator or flushed down the toilet.
According to various reports, implementing educational training and programs will significantly improve the quality and frequency of environmental cleaning and disinfection. It’s critical to make the most of the tools available, and our knowledgeable team will provide guidance and training for you and your team to ensure that good surface cleaning and disinfection procedures are in place, reducing the risk of cross-infection.