Hospital Cleaning Best Practices

Hygiene of premises in hospitals contributes to the general hygiene of a healthcare establishment. Whether it is patient rooms, laboratories, operating theaters or public spaces, it is necessary that cleanliness be respected to avoid as much as possible the risk of contamination in the event of a pandemic.

What are the proper cleaning techniques?

For perfect and safe hygiene, it is preferable to entrust this task to professionals in the trade, thus ensuring that the rules of hygiene are respected. Some techniques:

  • Vacuum cleaning and dust removal
  • Floor washing with auto-washer or mono-brush
  • Dry stripping or wet stripping for thermoplastic surfaces
  • Application of emulsions to facilitate maintenance operations

In addition, each high-risk area of ​​the hospital is specifically maintained. For this, the maintenance of the premises is classified by zone. Here are the places at risk according to the zones

  • Areas at moderate risk of bio-contamination

Internal or specialized medicine, functional rehabilitation, maternity, pediatrics, long and medium-term stays, psychiatry, outpatient consultations, infectious day hospitals

  • Areas at high risk of bio-contamination

Resuscitation, intensive care, functional vascular investigations, neonatology, hemodialysis, hematology, chemotherapy, surgery, conventional operating theatres. In general, high-risk areas benefit from regular organic cleaning, while moderate-risk areas are handled methodically according to standard cleaning procedures.

Bio-cleaning in hospitals

This practice is intended to reduce the biological contamination of surfaces. It is achieved by the combination of 3 elements:

  • Cleaning,
  • Evacuation of dirt and products used,
  • Application of disinfectant.