In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, many clinics are taking a stand against the virus by improving their cleaning standards and policies to help keep patients and workers safe and healthy. For a protocol of any kind to occur, every worker must use a set checklist. As a worker in a clinic, you need a physical therapy clinic cleaning checklist.
Waiting Room Checklist
Compared to equipment usage, waiting rooms receive the most traffic. Although limited seats and one-on-one patient interaction can still lead to contamination, it’s evident that more protocols need consideration.
- Install dividers to separate workers and patients, as well as between seats to help protect against potential exposure.
- Have hand sanitizer accessible to all patients and workers.
When installing dividers, it’s essential to include sneeze guards; they’re formed from a transparent material that’s easy to install and customize. A sneeze guard is suited for receptionist desks but works brilliantly in waiting areas, too.
Hand Sanitizer Stands
Touching the top of a hand sanitizer bottle is unhygienic. To better combat germs, offer patients the chance to have a touch-free hand sanitizer option as they move around from machine to machine and table to table.
Cleaning Practice Checklist
As the CDC suggests, all protocols should be risk-based to help keep areas clean. In other words, the protocols look over area surfaces and items that are used often and are a potential breeding ground for bacteria. According to the CDC, this is what you should do when cleaning vulnerable areas. When creating a cleaning checklist, focus on low-touch surface areas before moving to high-touch surfaces, such as cleaning the waiting room first and then cleaning equipment between usage.
As you prepare a physical therapy clinic cleaning checklist, it’s essential to have a coherent system for cleaning your medical office. Having an ongoing system can improve the overall quality of your clinic.
- One of the best practices for effective cleaning methods is not to dip cleaning cloths into storage containers.
- Also, don’t shake a mop head or your washcloths after usage.
- Once you finish cleaning, store or dispose of washcloths and mop heads.
Setting a Timeline
The vital portion of a cleaning checklist is coming up with a helpful timeline to sort tasks out during the week. For instance, a waiting room needs cleaning once a day, an examination room needs cleaning twice a day, and any high-touch floors or surface needs to be cleaned between each usage.
Furthermore, if you’re experiencing difficulty keeping up with your cleaning checklist, opt for professional medical cleaning services through Foreman Pro Cleaning, LLC. Foreman Pro Cleaning can take over your office during on or off-hours for a deep clean on your low and high surface areas.
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