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Cleaning to Help Patients Heal

November 16, 2017 8:22 AM by Tennant Company

Posted in Health & Safety Best Practices

Healthcare Cleaning Best Practices

Cleaning floors in healthcare facilities is about much more than aesthetics – it’s about reducing risks and contaminants, and creating an environment that is safe and welcoming.

To help determine the best way to tackle dirt and grime in a healthcare facility, ask yourself a few key questions, starting with this one:

Are your cleaning methods conducive to healing?

Loud, invasive cleaning methods such as outdated, motorized machines can disrupt patients’ care or sleep, and may cause undue stress to nervous patients. Harsh odors from chemicals can contribute to breathing issues in patients with compromised health, as well as the hardworking staff members who breathe them in each day. If your facility aims to return patients to optimal health as quickly as possible, make sure that the way you’re cleaning your facility isn’t in direct opposition to that goal!

Read the rest of our six simple questions focused on cleaning best practices for healthcare facilities.

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