Why is Cleaning Important in Healthcare?
We want to take the time to discuss the importance of medical office cleaning. With many people going into the doctor or hospital to check symptoms of COVID-19 and other illnesses, it’s more important than ever to make sure that your standards of cleanliness are above and beyond the bare minimum. Medical offices and facilities are breeding grounds for germs like pathogens, bacteria, viruses, and even mold and mildew. The more people that go into a medical office, the more likely that illness will spread—especially highly infectious ones like COVID-19. To help reduce the risk of spreading disease and further improve the health and safety of medical personnel and patients, there are a number of measures and strategies to put in place.
One of the most important things is to stay home unless you feel like you need medical assistance. Making contact with medical offices unnecessarily is putting yourself at risk of catching a healthcare-associated infection. During this time, call your healthcare professional before going into a medical facility to make sure you know the proper protocol. If you do feel sick and need to visit a medical office, take precautions and wear a mask, wash your hands, and limit personal contact with others.
Another crucial thing to do is to make sure to properly clean and disinfect your medical office regularly. The best thing we can do is try to reduce the spread of germs in medical offices through proper personal hygiene and medical office cleaning. In this article, we’ll discuss three of the best strategies for healthier medical office cleaning.
1. Focus on Reducing Healthcare-Associated Infection
The main focus of medical office cleaning should be to reduce healthcare-associated infections. To do this, you need to make sure to focus on high-touch areas and don’t overlook any areas during the cleaning process, even if they’re infrequently accessed. Even though certain areas don’t get contact, dust and pathogens can still accumulate. Every time you clean, you also need to disinfect. Doing one or the other isn’t the best practice and you need to be implementing both for the biggest reduction in risk. You should also be using products that are effective, yet non-toxic. Bee Line Support uses an EPA registered, hypoallergenic, PH balanced, bleach-free cleaner that kills 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, fungi, mold, and mildew at the source.
2. Use Proper Cleaning Materials
In addition to using the highest standard of non-toxic disinfectants and cleaners, you need to use the proper materials. For example, microfiber towels are essential in trapping bacteria at the source during cleaning. When using cotton, fewer bacteria are trapped and they spread easier. Microfiber towels are the best tools for a healthier medical office cleaning. Once your medical office has been cleaned, Bee Line makes sure to transport the rags or towels in closed containers to prevent bacteria from mobilizing. Then, we proceed to clean and sanitize them completely. This ensures the safety of others and the proper disposal of any harmful bacteria or viruses. As a partner with ImageFIRST, Bee Line takes germ-fighting seriously.
3. Opt for Advanced Medical Office Disinfection
There are hundreds of types of disinfectants on the market, but not all of them have the power to do their job effectively. To avoid taking any risks, you should always opt for advanced medical office disinfection like the ones used at Bee Line Support. We use powerful, non-toxic cleaning supplies that are guaranteed to disinfect surfaces effectively. To make sure we don’t let any germs go unnoticed, we always double-check our work with a black light audit.
In addition to these essential medical office cleaning strategies, we recommend hiring a professional medical office cleaning company like Bee Line Support. Professional cleaners are prepared on how to properly perform medical office cleanings, which has never been more important. If a medical office fails to take the proper precautions and doesn’t utilize best practices, they’re putting their healthcare personnel and patients at risk. Lack of proper cleaning will lead to a higher chance of doctors and patients being exposed to pathogens, bacteria, and viruses. When you’re proactive with medical office cleanings, you’ll exponentially reduce the chances of exposing hundreds of people to illnesses. To make sure that you’re getting the most out of your medical office cleaning, hire a professional company like Bee Line Support. We go above and beyond the standard professional cleaning practices to help make sure that your staff and your patients are safe.
Bee Line is proud to be a woman-owned company certified as a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. We were founded in 1997 and have been dedicated to empowering local Chicagoans to get access to the employment they deserve. While we take pride in these measures, it doesn’t mean that we sacrifice quality. We always make sure that our employees go through extensive background checks, reference checks, and adequate training for every scenario. To prepare all of our employees for excellence, we built a medical exam training suite and bathroom to conduct mock cleaning simulations, educate staff on high touch points, test management, demonstrate proper personal protective equipment use, and train staff on full medical facility cleaning protocol.
To make sure our employees are prepared for anything, our Safety and Compliance Manager holds a CMIP (Certificate of Mastery in Infection Prevention). Someone with a CMIP knows how to take precautionary safety measures and infection prevention throughout all stages of disinfection and can train others on these procedures. This means that your medical office is left in the cleanest conditions possible so that it’s safe for employees and patients.
To take action against pathogens or healthcare-associated infections, contact Bee Line Support today. We’re one of the only cleaning companies using black light audits to make sure that no surface is left untouched. We’re also a proud partner with ImageFIRST, meaning we have a strict process for cleaning and managing supplies. This process is unique, yet effective. It guarantees that supplies are 99.9% clean of common pathogens, exceeding OSHA and CDC standards, and compiling with Joint Commission requirements.
Bee Line Support always uses state-of-the-art HEPA filter vacuums, Green Seal-certified disinfectants, and microfiber towels to eliminate bacteria and viruses completely. Bee Line Support also offers upholstery-cleaning services, carpet cleaning services, vacuuming, garbage removal, and comprehensive janitorial services to make sure that no pathogens are missed in your medical office. To make sure that no spot goes un-cleaned, Bee Line Support uses quality control cleaning, routine management inspections, and continual onsite training for our employees. Learn more about Bee Line’s medical facility cleaning today.
Call Bee Line Support at 312-BEE-LINE or message us today to have your medical office cleaned and disinfected today.