4 Things to Know About Medical Facility Cleaning from the CDC

It’s more important than ever to make sure you’re taking proper precautions with medical facility cleaning. With the rise of COVID-19, medical facilities need to make sure that they’re going above and beyond their standards of cleaning to help eradicate the spread of disease. Healthcare personnel are the first responders to this pandemic, and many other diseases, which means they have an increased risk of exposure and are more vulnerable than the general population. To make sure and keep healthcare personnel and patients as safe as possible, you need to make sure you’re getting regular high-quality professional medical facility cleanings.

If you were already getting medical facility cleanings from a trusted professional, it’s time to consider upping the frequency or switching to a company with stronger pathogen-fighting measures in place. While we continue to learn more about COVID-19, the best thing we can do is to try to reduce its spread through proper hygiene and medical-grade disinfectants, focusing on high-touch areas and beyond.

The CDC has four major preventative recommendations set in place regarding medical facility cleaning. When followed, these four guidelines can help prevent healthcare-associated infections and reduce the spread of environmental illnesses. They include the following:

1. The Appropriate Use of Cleaners and Disinfectants

In order to fully clean an area in a medical facility, you need to use the proper cleaners and disinfectants. Professional-grade medical cleaners are essential to kill all the pathogens, bacteria, and viruses on a surface. When you prioritize cleanliness in your medical facility, you’ll reduce the chances of healthcare-associated infections and further control the risks associated with highly infectious illnesses.

Bee Line Support uses specially trained teams and surgical-grade misting technology to make sure that every square inch of your medical facility is disinfected and safe for use. Our EPA-registered, hypoallergenic, PH-balanced, bleach-free cleaner kills 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, fungus, mold, and mildew at the source.

2. The Appropriate Maintenance of Medical Equipment

Once medical equipment is used with a patient, it should not be used again on another patient until the medical equipment has been properly cleaned, disinfected, and cleared for use. Medical facilities need to make regular inspections and perform the appropriate maintenance of medical equipment whenever there is a problem. Failure to do so is harmful to the health of the patients seeking treatment.

3. A Strict Adherence to Water-Quality and Ventilation Standards

Water quality and ventilation are two things that should be strictly controlled in medical facilities. While they’re important in other settings as well, medical facilities need to go the extra mile to make sure that water and ventilation meet the safety standards set in place by the CDC. When you have high-quality water and the proper ventilation, you’ll ensure that hand washing leaves you free of any pathogens and you avoid unintentional water intrusion.

4. The Prompt Management of Water Intrusion into a Facility

Water intrusion occurs in buildings that experience leaks, plumbing problems, or environmental occurrences. It’s what happens when water enters a medical facility without the intent to bring it there. Therefore, when you experience a leak or ventilation problems, you’re dealing with water intrusion. The problem with water intrusion in medical facilities is that it causes environmental hazards along with hazards to patients and employees. Additionally, water intrusion into a medical facility can expedite mold growth, which can be detrimental to the health and safety of patients needing treatment. To make sure that you reduce the chances of problems associated with water intrusion, you need to have a prompt management team and maintenance program in place. Your medical facility should be checked for leaks often and get professional inspections to ensure that there are no unseen problems.

When medical facilities fail to take the proper precautions, especially those put in place by the CDC, exposure to pathogens, bacteria, and viruses becomes more prevalent both among healthcare personnel and patients. Being proactive with your medical facility cleaning is the best way to get ahead of the curve and reduce the likelihood of exposing hundreds of people to illness.

To make sure you’re getting the most out of your medical facility cleaning, hire a professional like Bee Line Support who goes above and beyond the standard professional cleaning practices.

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 does not mean that we sacrifice quality and 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’ve recently 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. Bee Line Support services over 200 medical sites every night within a 100-mile radius of our headquarters in East Pilsen. We’re committed to helping your medical facility stay clean, especially during our current pandemic problems with COVID-19. For more information on CDC recommendations for healthcare personnel during this time, click here.

In addition to extensive training, Bee Line goes about and beyond by requiring CMIP (Certificate of Mastery in Infection Prevention) Certified Management for all surgery sites. This certification means that our employees know how to take precautionary safety measures and infection prevention throughout all stages of disinfection, leaving your medical facility as safe as possible.

If you’re worried about the spread of COVID-19, or other pathogens and healthcare-associated infections, in your medical facility, learn more about our coronavirus cleaning today. We’re one of the only cleaning companies to use Black Light auditing 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, exceed OSHA and CDC standards, and comply 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 facility. 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. To learn more about Bee Line’s medical facility cleaning procedures, download our brochure today.

Call Bee Line Support at 312-BEE-LINE or message us today to have your medical facility cleaned and rid of any lingering COVID-19 viruses.

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