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    ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

    PATIENT ROOM DISCHARGE

    CLEANING PROCEDURE

    PROVIDING A CLEAN AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT

    FOR PATIENTS, VISITORS AND STAFF.

    OUR CAUSE IS HEALTH,

    OUR PASSION IS SERVICE

    WE ARE HERE TO MAKE LIVES BETTER.

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    PATIENT ROOM DISCHARGE

    MATERIALS REQUIRED 1. Personal Protective Equipment as

    Needed.

    *Gloves

    *Safety Glasses

    2. Housekeeping Cart stocked and

    ready

    ( Please refer to the cart setup

    Procedure)

    3. Assorted Forms 4. Pens 5. Disinfectant cleaner 6. Glass Cleaner 7. Multi-Purpose Degreaser 8. Cream Cleaner 9. Neutral Cleaner 10. Quantamary Ammonium 11. Micro Fiber Cleaning Cloths 12. Cleaning Pail 13. Putty Knife 14. High Duster Tools 15. Plastic liners for waste

    containers, linen and bio hazard

    waste

    16. Paper Towels 17. Toilet Seat Covers 18. Toilet Tissue 19. Endure 50 cartridge soap

    20. Antimicrobial Hand Gel and Lotion

    21. Broom 22. Dust pan and small counter

    brush

    23. Bowl Mop or Bowl Brush 24. Micro Fiber mops and mop

    bucket and wringer

    25. Wall Washer 26. Wet Floor “Caution” Signs 27. Tongs for picking up needles 28. Adhesive Remover

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    PATIENT ROOM DISCHARGE

    PREPERATION

    1. Inspect your uniform for general

    cleanliness and appearance. If your

    uniform is excessively soiled, change into

    a clean article of clothing.

    2. Attach name badge to your lapel and

    remember that your badge must be worn

    and in sight at all times during working

    hours.

    3. Wear appropriate personal protection

    equipment.

    4. Stock your housekeeping cart with

    required equipment and supplies.

    5. Always start your day with fresh

    Disinfectant Cleaner.

    18 REQUENTLY TOUCH POINTS

    1. Toilet Seats 2. Flush Handles 3. Toilet Hand Rails 4. Commodes 5. Shower Faucets 6. Sink Top and Handles 7. Bathroom Light Switches 8. Pull Cords 9. door Knobs and Door Levers 10. Bed Rails 11. Bedside Table and Tray Table 12. Telephones 13. Call Boxes 14. Patient Chairs 15. Patient Room Door Knobs, Door

    Levers and area surrounding

    Levers and Knobs

    16. Patient Room Thermostats and Light Switches

    17. Soap Dispensers 18. Computer Work Stations

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    PATIENT ROOM DISCHARGE

    PROCEDURE

    1. Enter the room carefully.

    A. Call into Dispatch and give room

    number.

    B. Look for infection control signs that

    indicate the need for special precautions.

    These signs may be printed or there may

    be evidence of isolation gowns in waste

    containers. If this is the case call dispatch

    for clarification of cleaning requirements.

    C. Follow protocol for hand hygiene and

    use of alcohol based hand rubs. Wash

    hands and then put on gloves, and any

    other personal protective equipment that

    may be necessary.

    D. ALWAYS knock and announce

    yourself “Hello Housekeeping” to make

    sure that the room is unoccupied.

    E. Leave your cleaning cart in the

    hallway as close as possible to the wall.

    Take only the supplies and equipment

    you need in the room as you need them.

    2. Do a visual inspection of the room

    A. Reset the thermostat to the appropriate

    temperature so the room can adjust prior

    to the arrival of the next patient.

    B. Survey the area and pick up any loose

    trash.

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    PATIENT ROOM DISCHARGE

    C. Survey the area for leftover tape.

    Remove tape with adhesive remover if

    necessary.

    D. Be alert for needles and other sharp

    objects. Pick up sharps using a

    mechanical device such as tongs, forceps

    or brush and dustpan and place them into

    a sharps container. Be sure to document

    any discovery of any loose needles.

    3. Soiled Waste Removal

    A. Use caution and look for protruding

    objects in the waste containers. NEVER

    reach into or push on the bag to compress

    the trash.

    B. Check for heavy objects in the

    container that would prevent safe

    removal.

    C. Close, twist and tie a knot in the top of

    the plastic trash liner while it is still in

    the container.

    D. Remove and place for disposal.

    Emptied waste will be disposed of in the

    appropriate container: Red waste bags

    will be placed in bio hazard waste

    receptacles and clear bags in waste

    receptacles.

    E. Wipe inside and outside of container

    with micro fiber cleaning cloth from

    disinfectant solution pail. Let stand for 10

    minutes. Replace liner.

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    PATIENT ROOM DISCHARGE

    4. Remove Soiled And Used Linen

    A. Check for heavy objects in container

    that would prevent safe removal.

    B. Use caution and look for protruding

    objects in the linen container. NEVER

    reach into or push on the bag to compress

    the linen in its container.

    C. Close, twist and tie a knot in the top

    of the linen bag. Place the linen in the

    appropriate container for proper transport

    to the laundry.

    D. Remove gloves and follow protocol

    for hand hygiene and use of alcohol

    based hand rubs after handling any waste

    from the room.

    5. High Dust Wall Articles

    A. High dust the tops of items along the

    patient room and restroom walls (picture

    frames, clocks, etc.) that are at or above

    your shoulder height.

    B. Use a long handled high dusting tool

    and make long slow strokes.

    6. Disinfect Computer Workstations

    A Computer work stations are frequently

    touched points and are to be cleaned both

    daily and upon discharge.

    B. Hand hygiene should be performed

    between room cleaning and the cleaning

    of the computer as well as putting on

    clean gloves.

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    C. Computer keyboards and mice with or

    without covers should be cleaned and

    disinfected using the standard quaternary

    ammonium compound impregnated wipe.

    D. Monitors should be wiped with a dry

    microfiber cloth.

    7. Change Or Inspect Privacy Curtains

    And Window Treatments.

    A. Inspect the privacy curtains for spots or

    stains.

    B. If soiled set up the stepladder if needed, be

    sure to place it squarely on a level surface

    and locking it open before climbing on to it.

    C. Remove and bag the curtains for

    laundering or dry cleaning. Be aware of the

    presence of blood and body fluids and use

    proper precautions such as gloves. Hold the

    soiled curtain away form your body to

    prevent contamination of your clothing.

    Place the bag in appropriate area for pickup

    D. Damp wipe the tracks.

    E. Hang the clean curtain and ensure that it is

    working properly.

    8. Dust mop the floor

    A. Place the micro fiber on the floor dusting

    cloth holder.

    B. Inspect the floor for debris and wet spots.

    Dry all wet spots. You cannot dust mop a wet

    floor

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    C. Remove any gum or other sticky residue

    form the floor by gently prying it loose

    with the putty knife (be careful not to

    scratch the floor finish).

    D. Use the swivel motion of the frame and

    wrist action to change direction. Don’t lift

    the cloth off the floor once you have

    started.

    E. Move furniture to one side of the floor,

    dust and then repeat.

    F. After dust mopping the entire area,

    gently sweep the pile of litter and dirt into

    the dustpan using the small broom. Dispose

    of the soil into an appropriate trash

    container. Never leave a pile of debris in a

    corner for later pick-up.

    9. Clean the patient bed

    A. Clean the mattress with a clean cloth

    and disinfectant cleaner. Clean the top and

    sides of the mattress then fold the mattress

    in half and clean the exposed bottom of the

    mattress.

    B. Clean the exposed bed springs and

    frame.

    C. Fold the mattress to the other side of the

    bed and clean the exposed bottom of the

    mattress, bedsprings and frame.

    D. Unfold the mattress and re-wipe the top

    and sides of the mattress. Check for any

    soiled spots that you may have missed.

    E. Clean the headboard, footboard, side

    rails, and bed controls with disinfectant