Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection in the Long-Term Care Facility

Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection in the Long-Term Care Facility
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Issue Summary

Proper and rigorous environmental cleaning in the long-term care facility (LTCF) can reap multiple benefits -- it can help prevent infections, but it also can help ensure fewer environmental deficiencies during state and federal inspections and improve CMS ratings which helps make the facility a provider of choice. This Pulse summarizes cleaning and disinfection best practices in long-term care facilities.

Table of Contents

  • The Environmental Hygiene Imperative
  • Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations
  • MDROs in the LTCF

Takeaways for Your Business

  • Learn why proper cleaning and disinfection is an imperative in the long-term care environment
  • Discover strategies for effective environmental hygiene
  • Review the challenge of multidrug-resistant organisms in long-term care facilities