On-Demand: How Clean is Clean?

Program Date/Time: Thursday, September 29, at 1 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. CT

The average level of cleanliness in a healthcare facility is not easily quantified. Since the onset of COVID-19 a more stringent analysis of the cleaning outcomes has become necessary to provide a safe environment for patients, family members and healthcare staff alike.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the impact on how COVID, and now monkeypox, have affected cleaning in the healthcare industry.
  • Identify the difference between cleaning, sanitizing, disinfection and sterilization
  • Five ways to assess the cleanliness of your facility
  • Provide recommendations on simple improvements to increase the overall level of cleanliness
  • Discuss the importance of training EVS staff and finding the “right place” for individuals based on cleaning assessments.
  • List the characteristics of a performance improvement program in EVS.
  • Describe the role of EVS in improving the HCAHPS scores and how that relates to HAI’s in various healthcare settings.
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