A clean medical office is important in keeping patients protected and ensuring staff isn’t at unnecessary risk of getting sick.
The standards for a clean medical clinic or medical office are high. The cleanliness of such a setting makes an immediate impression. You tell a patient their medical needs are being taken seriously and that they’re safe in your facilities when your office has been properly cleaned, disinfected, and sanitized.
The benefits of using medical disinfectants in a medical office are clear: better staff and patient safety, a lower risk of healthcare-associated infections, and a reduction in cross-contamination opportunities.
As we set medical disinfectants on Black Friday sale this month at Lierre.ca, we look at best practices for using them.
Keep the Office Organized
First and foremost, disinfecting a medical office will go a lot quicker and be more efficient when things are organized. Especially around the reception area, ensure pens, paperwork, and accessories are where they should be and out of the way.
Tidy Surfaces Prior to Disinfecting
Disinfection should happen on clean surfaces. A disinfectant won’t remove grease or dust, for example. Be sure to dust surfaces to eliminate dust mites and bacteria, and to use a cleaner to properly dispose of any surface grease or other contaminants that disinfectant won’t do much with.
Allow for the Disinfectant to Work
Some disinfectants require minutes of contact before being wiped away to work. A disinfectant kills bacteria. To kill, that takes time. It’s not always as simple as a spray-and-wipe. Follow the instructions on your chosen disinfectant and provide it with enough time to do its job. This is arguably the most important step in using a medical disinfectant.
Tackle All High-Traffic Patient Areas
All high-traffic areas, i.e., the waiting room, are where the majority of bacteria and germs will accumulate. This is where to focus most of your time. Wipe down these areas with disinfectant. Focus on common touchpoints, including drawer handles, faucets, cabinets, chairs, sinks, and more.
Clean Common Touchpoints for Staff
Ensure that all touch-points common to staff are disinfected thoroughly. This includes keyboards and computer equipment, door handles, countertops, medical equipment, and more. This disinfecting should be done every day without fail.
Pay Close Attention to the Bathroom Area
Bathrooms are an area prone to the accumulation of bacteria and germs. A bathroom can sometimes go unnoticed on busy days but they must not only be kept clean but disinfected every day. Ensure sinks, fixtures, door handles, toilets, and any common touch-points are properly sanitized, disinfected, and left clean.
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