Terminal Cleaning in Mental Health Facilities

Posted by Frank Talarico

Feb 15, 2019 9:00:00 AM

It’s a great feeling to finally hear your doctor say “you can go home today,” after an extended hospital stay. However, there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes to ensure that the facility can care for the next patient. When a patient is discharged from a mental health facility, terminal cleaning must take place.

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Topics: Specialty Janitorial Services, Healthcare Cleaning Services

Environmental Essentials to Operating Room Cleaning

Posted by Frank Talarico

May 4, 2015 9:00:00 AM

The goal of environmental control in the operating room setting is to keep microorganisms to an irreducible minimum in order to provide the safest environment for both patient and healthcare practicioners. The Joint Commission, accrediting body, implements an ever evolving set of standards to test for and limit harmful microbials in hospitals, operating rooms, and many other healthcare settings where people can be affected. The following are a few control methods that should be implemented within the facility and are the responsibility of both the healthcare cleaning service as well as those that manage healthcare facilities. You will see from the list below that their roles overlap.

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Topics: Healthcare Cleaning, Healthcare Janitorial Services, Healthcare Cleaning Services

Healthcare Cleaning Services for Operating Rooms

Posted by Frank Talarico

Mar 20, 2015 7:30:00 AM

A healthcare cleaning service must reduce modes of transmission of pathogens within the sterile operating room environment. In addition to standard procedures for the healthcare cleaning industry, procedures specific to the operating room must be used. Agencies including AHE/AHA/AORN have provided standardized guidelines to ensure compatibility with the facility's policies.

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Topics: Healthcare Cleaning, Healthcare Janitorial Services, Healthcare Cleaning Services

Terminal Cleaning in the Healthcare Industry

Posted by Frank Talarico

Feb 6, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Terminal cleaning is a critical process provided in operatory rooms that ensures a sterile environment. Effective terminal cleaning is key to prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) and one of the most important components of healthcare cleaning.

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Topics: Healthcare Cleaning, Healthcare Janitorial Services, Healthcare Cleaning Services

Healthcare Cleaning is More Than Just "Janitorial"

Posted by Frank Talarico

Feb 3, 2015 11:00:00 AM

It is not just important for facilities to appear clean in a healthcare environment, it is imperative that the proper disinfecting has occurred and that patient care areas are free from dust and soil. Cross contamination and healthcare acquired infections are a big risks in the healthcare environment which are typically not relevant in other commercial cleaning settings.  

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Topics: Healthcare Cleaning, Healthcare Cleaning Services

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