Training healthcare cleaning staff in the principles of cleaning and infection control
Nothing poses a greater threat to healthcare facilities than the presence of pathogenic microorganisms. There isn’t a day that goes by without hearing about an outbreak threatening the health and safety of patients, visitors and staff, not to mention the financial health and reputation of the organisation. Patients, their families and the public must have the confidence that healthcare facilities can keep a safe and clean place to work and visit.
Good infection control is a combination of two factors working together: Control and Prevention. Good cleaning and disinfection practices on surfaces and areas control an infection, and good hand washing practices prevent an infection from spreading. Cleaning is the key, whether is it cleaning hands correctly or cleaning surfaces.
Onsite training of healthcare cleaning staff
Provision of training materials to internal trainers for inhouse training
Audit and assessment of existing training materials
Onsite or online skills assessments
Clinics & Medical Centres
Care & Residential Homes
Veterinary Practices & Animal Care Facilities
Principles of Infection Control – An introduction to how infections enter a building, how they spread, and how they infect vulnerable people. This section teaches the importance of controlling the spread of an infection within the working environment, and the importance of good cleaning and hygiene.
Essential Cleaning Principles & Practices – This section looks at the principles and good practice of cleaning and introduces the concept of quality in cleaning. The central theme in this section is planning for cleaning in order to ensure quality, efficient and consistent cleaning.
Areas to be Cleaned – This section pulls all the foundational knowledge and skills from the previous sections and outlines the standard operating procedures for each specific area within a healthcare environment. This includes areas from low to very high risk categories and includes isolation rooms, vacated and terminal room cleaning procedures.
Whole Room Decontamination – This section pulls all the cleaning principles, methods and techniques from the previous sections and applies them to whole room decontamination. The assumption with this section is that every situation where this section applies is unique and one-off, therefore planning is essential. This section also covers developing a room cleaning plan with or without the use of auto-decontamination machines (‘foggers’).
Health and Safety – Cleaning in the healthcare and clinical environments can be hazardous, so this part gives guidance on the most common physical and chemical health and safety issues. Using cleaning chemicals in the workplace environment can be hazardous, so this part teaches an understanding on the safe use and handling of chemicals.
Hazardous Waste Handling – This last section gives you the guidance you will need should you have to handle hazardous waste in the course of routine or deep cleaning
We can create complete cleaning manuals & plans
We can help with cleaning frequencies and standards
We can help you choose the right cleaning products and equipment (we are independent of all manufacturers)
We can help you develop a continuous learning programme
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(UK) 0330 2232 780
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