Best Practices for Cleaning and Disinfecting Patient Bedrooms
Solutions for reducing the spread of germs in your healthcare facility
When it comes to your healthcare facility’s patient bedrooms, we recommend cleaning, and disinfecting all surfaces using Health Canada-certified products and a microfibre cloth, working your way from the higher surfaces of the room to the floor. Start with the cleanest areas first to avoid having to clean and disinfect twice and avoid cross-contamination.
It’s important to prioritize high-touch surfaces in a patient bedroom, including hand washing sinks, doorknobs, chairs, bed rails, remotes, phones and the floor, as part of your healthcare’s sanitary measures and standards. High-touch areas should be cleaned and sanitized at least once a day to reduce harmful bacteria and pathogens.
Your healthcare facility’s janitorial staff require protection from cross-contamination and other harmful pathogens when cleaning a patient’s bedroom. At Sani Marc, we carry a range of personal protective equipment (PPE) to help them ensure cleaning and disinfection efficiency, including gloves, eyewear, and face masks.
We recommend you vacuum regularly, using a commercial vacuum with a HEPA filter that can trap dirt particles. Then damp mop the floor using a microfiber flat mop and a neutral floor cleaner. A microfiber flat mop is designed to help reduce the amount of cleaner/water applied to the floor and provides a quicker dry time. Before you start, make sure to put out a wet floor sign to alert any other passing patients/visitors/staff.