Environmental Cleaning in the Ambulatory-Care Setting

Environmental Cleaning in the Ambulatory-Care Setting

Issue Summary

This Pulse summarizes best practices associated with environmental cleaning and surface disinfection in the ambulatory-care environment. It highlights basic infection prevention recommendations for outpatient settings, and reaffirms Standard Precautions as the foundation for preventing transmission of infectious agents during patient care in all healthcare settings.

Table of Contents

  • Key Guidance from the CDC
  • Environmental Surfaces in Ambulatory-care Settings
  • Medical Equipment in Ambulatory-care Settings

Takeaways for Your Business

  • Review lapses in infection control in outpatient settings
  • Learn about recommendations for disinfection of environmental surfaces in ambulatory-care settings
  • Discover recommendations for cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of medical equipment in ambulatory-care settings