Now, more than ever, it’s imperative that you keep your healthcare facility as clean as possible. With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise across the country—alongside many other common healthcare associated infections (HAIs)—eradicating germs is essential to decreasing transmission. Instead of relying on your average cleaning or janitorial service, you should work with a medical cleaning company that understands exactly what needs to be done. This means finding a company that has highly trained employees who are well versed with handling dangerous medical waste, biohazards, and eliminating the spread of pathogens throughout a facility.
If your employees are getting sick, notice recurring patients, or you aren’t equipped with the proper cleaning and sanitizing chemicals, your facility is not as clean as it needs to be. Chances are, you’re cross-contaminating surfaces due to infrequent, insufficient medical cleaning procedures. While some healthcare facilities use an in-house team of cleaners, now is not the time to put yourself, your employees, or your patients at risk. Luckily, there’s an easy solution to cleanliness challenges. To make sure that you’re providing a hygienic atmosphere for everyone, you need to take some extra precautions. In addition to increasing personal protective equipment (PPE) for your staff and highly infectious patients, it’s time to consider the benefits of hiring a professional medical cleaning company.
How to Ensure Adequate Cleanliness
Many healthcare facilities faced cleanliness challenges before, but with ongoing COVID-19 infections and closures things have gotten worse. Since healthcare facilities are one of the most important places to keep clean, pandemic or not, you need to assess your current situation and make necessary changes. When looking for a professional medical cleaning company that will help your healthcare facility solve cleanliness problems, check for the following:
Make Sure There is Accountability
Without accountability for efficient cleaning, there will be things that are overlooked. During such unprecedented times, it’s never been more important to follow guidelines and procedures for the proper cleaning protocols. To effectively reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and other HAI, high touch surfaces need to be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. The best way to ensure that this has been done correctly is through auditing tools that highlight missed or untouched areas. With Black Light Auditing, you’ll receive the highest efficiency of cleaning available on the market. Using the VeriClean system, a state-of-the-art fluorescent auditing tool, your healthcare facility will be cleaned above and beyond traditional standards. At Bee Line, all results are recorded through an electronic dashboard for you to review.
Prioritize Companies with Thorough Screening Processes
Since many healthcare facilities undergo deep cleans when there are fewer employees present, it’s important that you fully trust your professional cleaning company. To increase patient safety and make sure that your healthcare facility stays secure, check to confirm that your cleaning company has a thorough screening process for their employees. Our team members work with our clients’ best interests at heart and are trained to help healthcare facilities overcome common cleaning challenges.
Make Training a Requirement
To effectively clean healthcare facilities, those providing the service should have a strong understanding of pathogens, hazardous waste, and how diseases are transmitted from person to person. Infection prevention is crucial, so try to find a cleaning company that goes above and beyond required certifications. The best option is to look for cleaning professionals who carry a Certificate of Mastery in Infection Prevention (CMIP). This is a rigorous three-phase certification program that teaches graduates how to facilitate infection prevention in all environments. CMIP certified managers also carry an extensive understanding required to train, audit, and monitor a healthcare facility’s cleanliness.
Reduce Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs)
The best sign of a healthcare facility overcoming cleanliness challenges is a reduction in HAIs. If you’re currently using janitorial services and are noticing a high rate of infection throughout your facility, you need to switch to a company that prioritizes sanitation instead of surface-level cleaning. The best way to reduce HAIs is through a combination of effective products, defined protocols, and auditing.
Bee Line utilizes chemicals that are tailored to your specific needs. Our broad-spectrum disinfectants have a wide variety of kill claims for numerous pathogens in your facilities. We provide SDS sheets for all chemicals used when working with you to create a quote. Products used are EPA registered for emerging viral pathogen claims for use against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).
The cleaning protocols need to be appropriate for the facility. If you want to keep your employees healthy, your patients safe, and your stakeholders confident, it’s important to find a company who uses a procedure that works. Bee Line uses a 10 step protocol that leaves nothing to chance. This provides you with the highest quality and cleaning coverage available on the market today. By using surgical-grade precision, you’ll reassure your workers and visitors that they’re protected.
Ensure the Proper PPE and Safety Standards
The last thing you want to happen is to have your cleaning company spread or introduce infection. To make sure that you’re going above and beyond, ensure that the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety standards are being followed. The employees at Bee Line Support always wear sufficient PPE to protect both our people and yours. If you have any questions about our safety measures, feel free to reach out today. Bee Line Support is committed to helping your facility stay clean, especially during the current pandemic problems with COVID-19. For more information on CDC recommendations for healthcare personnel during this time, click here.
Bee Line Support offers high-quality cleaning for your healthcare facility. In fact, we’re one of the only cleaning companies in the region that’s certified in infection prevention. Our team is fully trained to target and destroy any and all viruses, including the COVID-19 virus, through our unique surgical-grade misting technology and high-touch cleaning protocol. We’re one of few cleaning companies to utilize the Kärcher PS 4/7 Bp hospital-grade misting system to make sure that the COVID-19 virus is effectively killed and any COVID positive spaces are successfully neutralized. Our team is specially trained to ensure that every square inch of your space is disinfected without causing harm to your surroundings. Our cleaners are EPA registered, hypo-allergenic, PH balanced, and bleach-free. They kill 99.9% of fungus, mold, mildew, alongside viruses, bacteria, and pathogens. This cleaner is also odor free and low toxic, so you won’t be left dealing with harsh chemical smells or irritants.
To make sure that you continue to keep your site safe, we offer a full year of COVID-19 disinfecting services with monthly medical-grade cleaning and disinfecting. Due to heightened demand, please call Bee Line Support as soon as possible to schedule cleaning services in a timely manner.
Bee Line Support also offers upholstery-cleaning services, industrial carpet cleaning services, vacuuming, garbage removal, and comprehensive corporate janitorial services. To make sure you’re doing everything you can to keep your employees, family, and community safe, Bee Line Support uses quality control, routine management inspections, and continual onsite training for our employees.
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