Identifying Germs and Cleaning Occupied Spaces for Environmental

Doe Kley, infection prevention fellow, Clorox Healthcare said “Facility infection preventionists can be a very helpful resource to EVS. Through surveillance activities, mandatory reporting of healthcare-associated infections and knowledge of patients in isolation, the IP can inform EVS on pathogens common in the facility. Armed with this knowledge, EVS can ensure the disinfectants used have the necessary kill claims. As a reminder, facility disinfectant selection should be vetted through the facility’s Infection Control Committee as the IP has regulatory oversight over all cleaning, disinfection and sterilization activities within the facility.”

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