Here are two ways in which the use of medical cleaning services can make a health clinic safer for both its patients and its staff.
Medical cleaners can prevent a healthcare clinic's substantial bioburden from putting its patients and staff at risk
The bioburden of a healthcare clinic is likely to be substantially greater than that found in other commercial properties. This is because a healthcare clinic routinely treats those with infectious illnesses, as well as those who may have open wounds. As such, the waiting rooms and treatment bays in a clinic like this are likely to be covered in microbes, many of which could put healthcare providers and their patients at risk of illness. This can be particularly problematic in a healthcare clinic, where there could be many patients whose weak immune systems might not be able to fight off these illnesses.
However, if a clinic has a team of medical cleaners who routinely clean the facility, it's very unlikely that the clinic's bioburden levels will become dangerously high. This is because these cleaners will thoroughly dust and sterilise, for example, the seats in the waiting room where patients sit, the surface of the receptionist's desk that patients lean on when checking in, as well as the floors, the bathrooms and the surfaces within the treatment room areas. By doing this regularly each day, they can keep the clinic's bioburden levels low and thus protect anyone who works or has appointments on the premises.
Medical cleaners understand the dangers of cleaning healthcare spaces incorrectly
Another way in which those who provide medical cleaning services can make a healthcare clinic safer is through their understanding of the risks of cleaning this type of space incorrectly. For example, a medical cleaner would never shake the water droplets off a wet mop that they recently used during the final stage of cleaning up blood, as they would know that, by doing this, even the small amount of blood that might still be left at this point in the cleaning process could get sprayed around the nearby areas. This could then leave pathogens on these surfaces.
Likewise, medical cleaners would never use a dry feather duster when dusting the surfaces at a healthcare clinic, but would instead use damp cloths, as these professionals know that the former could lead to the dispersal of any pathogens and dust mites that might be mixed in with the dust particles.