Terminal cleaning is the act of disinfecting all detachable parts in a patient care room. Terminal cleaning includes removal, disinfection, and reattachment of all such items. The terminal disinfection covers items that are typically overlooked during regular cleanings, such as light fixtures, fixture switches, wall switch plates, wall decor, bed frames, floor plates, and more. The area covered includes everything from the ceiling to the floor, as well as fixtures permanently placed on the ceiling and on the floor. Businesses need terminal cleaning for patient and staff hygiene as well as to reduce liability for insurance purposes.
A thorough cleaning and disinfection process in a healthcare environment includes:
As you can see, a thorough terminal cleaning and disinfection is comprehensive and detailed. It’s a process that covers nearly every exposed surface of the patient healthcare environment and helps to ensure that patient and staff are protected as much as possible.
Ideally, terminal cleaning should be conducted after every patient. In this way, the healthcare environment can be sure to be sterile for the next patient. However, in certain circumstances, it may not be possible to conduct terminal cleaning after each patient. In an emergency room, terminal cleaning should be done as often as possible to prevent the spread of communicable viruses, bacteria, and disease.
When you are ready, please contact us to take care of your terminal cleaning needs. We are available to answer all of your questions and give you detailed information about our services and process. We look forward to hearing from you.
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