Infection Prevention and Control Part 2: Environmental Services
Properly cleaning and disinfecting in Long-Term Care facilities is important to stopping the spread of infections through indirect contact transmissions. It will also prevent the staff and residents from becoming ill. This training module is intended for environmental and cleaning staff to ensure that the critical elements and methods of cleaning and disinfection are incorporated into heath care facility procedures. Material covered includes key terms including cleaning and disinfection, proper chemical dilutions, dedicated equipment/space and care of equipment, factors that determine cleaning frequency, correct sequence of cleaning, and waste handling, sharps safety, and biological spills.