Cleaning and disinfection of the physical environment in hospitals and health care settings is important. This reduces the numbers of microorganisms that may potentially be transmitted to other individuals. Environmental cleaning is typically performed by cleaning or housekeeping services in a facility. We provide guidance, support, and resources to help you follow best practices for environmental cleaning.
Best Practices for Environmental Cleaning for Prevention and Control of Infections in All Health Care Settings, 3rd Edition
This best practice document deals with cleaning and disinfection of the physical environment in health care as they relate to the prevention and control of infections. It is targeted to those who have a role in the management of cleaning/housekeeping services for the health care setting.
PHO Webinar: Applying Resident and Family-Centred IPAC Principles in the Hospice Setting
This session will discuss how IPAC principles can be applied to maintain the focus of care on the resident and their families and friends, while embracing the unique care environment within hospice settings.