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4 November 2020 from 9.30 - 11.00 AM CEST
Clean Hospitals is proud to participate in Interclean Online from 3-6 November 2020. It is a special event for the initiative as the concept was developed during Interclean 2018.
Discover more about the presentations that will be held during the Healthcare cleaning Forum.
COVID-19 has tested healthcare facilities around the world. Healthcare environmental hygiene is a crucial building block in slowing this pandemic and preventing SARS CoV-2 from being spread during the delivery of healthcare. Though the pandemic has greatly increased focus on social distancing, hand hygiene and wearing masks, environmental hygiene is an oft-neglected aspect of infection prevention. It is crucial to maintain our focus on a safer healthcare environment in order to keep patients and nurses safe.
How we measure quality of disinfection has a direct impact on what we know about the safety of an area, and even the trust and relationships institutions have with their staff and healthcare workers. Post-discharge cleaning and high-touch surfaces management remain the main targets of infection control teams in their efforts to limit cross-contamination. How institutions decide to measure quality of environmental hygiene will have a direct impact on cleaning staff, healthcare workers, and patients.