Environmental Cleaning in Healthcare Part 3: Clean Patient/ Resident Room (Occupied)

before going into the room choose and
put on the personal protective equipment you will need which I will now call PPE
the goal of PPE is to protect you and the patient or resident in the room when
you are putting on your PPE it is important that you put it on in the
correct order to don or put on your PPE always start by performing hand hygiene
next put on your gown and tie it in place if a gown is a piece of PPE you
will need to remain safe in the care environment next put on your face mask
if this will be a piece of equipment you will need to remain safe in the care
environment now put on I go go if this will be a piece of equipment you will
need to remain safe in the care environment finally put on gloves you
will always need to put on gloves and have protective eyewear ready to put on
when you are using chemicals that could splash into your eyes sometimes you will
need to wear additional PPE based on what is happening with the patient or
resident most healthcare settings use signs that are hung outside of the room
to tell you about the PPE you will need if you have any questions about PPE and
what to use and when please ask your supervisor or the infection
preventionist where you work before going into the room knock on the
door and introduce yourself to the patient or resident and tell them why
you were coming in this is a way to show respect because you were coming into
their space and in some care settings this room is their home in some settings
such as long-term care it is preferred that the room be cleaned while the
resident is not in the room start by picking up trash items and debris
throughout the room and placing it in the trashcan once this is done remove
the trash liner from the trash can and place the liner at the doorway next collect loose linen throughout the
room and restroom do not pull linen on the floor as you collect it but place it
in the linen hamper or bag if the patient or resident is out of bed take
the linen off of the bed in some settings this is done by the nursing
staff so be sure to check with your supervisor to know if taking the bed
linens is something you should do when you are cleaning the room while the
patient or resident is present remove pillowcases slowly while taking the
linen from the bed pull the linen from the corners of the bed and fold the
linen upon itself forming a somewhat self-contained package be careful not to
shake or agitate any linens you pick up from the floor or take off of the bed
because this will cost germs to become airborne and pose an infection control
risk when all the linens have been gathered place the linens in the linen
hamper or bag remove the linen liner and place it at the doorway next to the
trash in another part of the training video
you will learn how to clean and disinfect high touch surfaces those
services that have a high risk of transferring germs because they are
touched by many people many times throughout the day for now
we will talk about how you will damp wipe all surfaces with a disinfectant
surfaces that need to be damp wiped include the bed be sure to clean the
rails on both sides of the bed the positioning buttons at the call light
and then any other furniture in the room such as chairs recliner’s tables or
counter tops once you have damp wiped all of these
surfaces and all the high touch surfaces placed your use cleaning cloth in the
container or bag on your cart before cleaning the restroom get a new
cleaning cloth from your cart and another part of this training video we
will review all the steps involved in cleaning the patient or resident
restroom once you have cleaned the restroom put your used cleaning cloth in
the container or bag on your cart after cleaning the restroom you need to
remove your gloves do hand hygiene and put on new clean gloves a rule is that
when your hands are not visibly dirty alcohol-based hand rub is the best way
for doing hand hygiene in the healthcare setting but if your hands are visibly
dirty you must use soap and warm water to clean them now that the restroom is clean it is
time to restock the paper products and put a new trash liner and linen liner in
the room the next step is to dust mop the room
start at the doorway and work your way along the edges of the room move the mop
in a figure-eight motion making sure the swipes of the mop overlap so you do not
miss any area of the floor make sure to pay close attention to corners and edges
for dust and debris that will build up there the last step in cleaning the room is to
damp mop the floor in the area where the patient or resident is and in the
restroom to keep the environment safe and help prevent someone from slipping
on the wet floor always start by placing a wet floor sign at the doorway of the
room be sure to wring the mop head to remove as much solution as you can to
lessen drips after you wring out your mop or after you have put cleaning
solution on a pre dampened floor cleaner if this is what is used where you work
start to mop the floor from the edge of the room and work towards the furthest
corner of the room away from the door just like with dry mopping you will mop
using a figure 8 motion so that the swipes of the mop overlap the entire
floor make sure to walk your way out of the room by damp mopping as you go so
you do not track dirt from your shoes on to the newly cleaned floor keep the wet
floor sign in the doorway of the room until the floor is dry and it’s safe to
walk on

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