Among the many concerns of an Infection Control department, coordinating with Environmental Services to maintain a clean hospital is critical to preventing healthcare acquired infections. So how do busy managers ensure that cleaning standards are upheld while keeping a tight budget and managing a growing workload? Objective measurement of surface cleanliness using ATP cleaning verification provides on-the-spot feedback on cleaning effectiveness. Now Infection Control personnel can know how cleaning staff are performing, quantify cleanliness in the healthcare environment, set goals for improvement, and keep everyone cleaning to the same, measurable standard.
The cleanliness of reusable devices such as surgical tools and endocopes is critical to infection prevention. Rapid ATP testing quickly validates the effectiveness of detergents, washers, and sterilizers by detecting biological matter and bacteria left behind after cleaning. In some facilities, a color-changing test that detects residual protein residue may be preferred. Hygiena's line of cleaning verification products help to ensure that reusable instruments or tools are safe for use and cleaning procedures are effective.
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