Principles of Cleaning and Disinfecting Environmental Surfaces

Principles of Cleaning and Disinfecting Environmental Surfaces

Principles of Cleaning and Disinfecting Environmental Surfaces

Principles of Cleaning and Disinfecting Environmental Surfaces

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Organism resistance to antibiotics continues to rise. Contaminated environmental surfaces have been linked to healthcare-associated infections (HAI). Proper cleaning and disinfecting of environmental surfaces is a crucial step to reducing HAIs. This course will explain the chain of infection related to environmental surfaces, discuss the prevalence of pathogens found on environmental surfaces, and review evidence-based guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting environmental surfaces.

COURSE INFORMATION

30 minValid for 12 monthsCreated 2020-02-26Updated 2020-02-26

Course Objectives

  • Explain the chain of infection related to environmental surfaces.
  • Describe environmental surfaces and disinfection levels.
  • Understand the prevalence of pathogens found on environmental surfaces.
  • Identify best-practice for cleaning and disinfecting environmental surfaces.

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