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Hospitals are facing the unique challenge of encouraging patients to seek care & making sure they feel safe when doing so.

Percentage of Americans who said they were only somewhat or not comfortable at all visiting a hospital due to the pandemic1

Percentage of Americans who feel unsafe going to a physician’s office due to the pandemic2

Percentage of Americans who do not feel comfortable scheduling a medical procedure during the pandemic2

As a result, it is more important than ever before to strive for a new level of cleanliness and provide the right products to keep patients safe.

As patients remain hesitant to visit hospitals across the country, acute care facilities need to ensure that they have an established cleaning process that includes regularly cleaning high-touch areas. Cleaning frequently with industry-leading products will help healthcare facilities keep patients and employees safe and minimize the spread of illness.

Common Area and Back of House Solutions

Improve the perception of clean in common areas around the facility with products designed to help staff clean and disinfect effectively.

Patient Care Area Solutions

Utilize proper cleaning processes and tools with increased efficacy to maintain a safer environment for patients, visitors and hospital staff.

ACUTE CARE CLEANING CHECKLIST

Acute Care Cleaning Checklist for Hospital Patient Rooms
Acute Care Cleaning Checklist for Hospital Patient Rooms
Acute Care Cleaning Checklist for Hospital Isolation Rooms
Acute Care Cleaning Checklist for Hospital Isolation Rooms

Utilize our Acute Care Cleaning Checklists to train your staff on appropriate cleaning protocols, including step-by-step instructions on how to clean your facility. Identify high-touch areas and ensure your staff understands the appropriate steps to clean and disinfect all areas of the facility, including:

  • Patient Rooms and Restrooms
  • Isolation Rooms and Restrooms
  • Floor Care

Featured Products by Space

Patient Rooms

Emergency Room

Operating Rooms

Public Restrooms

Waiting Rooms & Lobby

Kitchen & Cafeteria

Hallway

Hospital Operations

Utilize best-in class cleaning tools to help reduce the spread of illness in patient care areas.

Legacy Step-On Container 23 Gal Red

Legacy Step-On Container 23 Gal Red

The Rubbermaid Commercial Legacy Step-On Container provides sanitary waste management. The step-on foot pedal reduces contamination and improves working conditions.

Legacy Step-On Container 23 Gal Beige

Legacy Step-On Container 23 Gal Beige

The Rubbermaid Commercial Legacy Step-On Container provides sanitary waste management. The step-on foot pedal reduces contamination and improves working conditions.

HYGEN™ 16" X 16" Microfiber Cloth, 12 Pack, Red

HYGEN™ 16" X 16" Microfiber Cloth, 12 Pack, Red

HYGEN™ Microfiber is proven to remove 99.7% or more of tested viruses and bacteria. Combining superior microfiber with built-in scrubber technology, HYGEN™ Microfiber helps prevent cross-transmission and reduces the risk of healthcare-associated infections.

AutoFoam Premium Floor Stand

AutoFoam Premium Floor Stand

This all-metal stand with a weighted base enables free-standing hand sanitizer placement for easy access anywhere. Multi-solution stand allows for both Autofoam Dispensers and Metal Brackets to be mounted.

AutoFaucet® Milano 4" Center Set, Polished Chrome, Kit 3

AutoFaucet® Milano 4" Center Set, Polished Chrome, Kit 3

The AutoFaucet® is a user-friendly, automatic faucet that utilizes Surround Sensor™ Technology to dispense water only when needed. Touch-free activation helps reduce cross-contamination on user's hands.

Fire Resistant Wastebasket 7 QT Beige

Fire Resistant Wastebasket 7 QT Beige

The Rubbermaid Commercial Fire-Resistant Wastebasket features a contemporary shape with a UL rating.

Protect patients from the spread of illness with durable cleaning tools.

Medical Waste Rollout Container with Casters, 65 Gal, Red

Medical Waste Rollout Container with Casters, 65 Gal, Red

The Rubbermaid Commercial Medical Waste Rollouts with Casters are designed for use in the healthcare industry. Locking lids keep regulated medical waste secure, smooth contours make cleaning easier, and front swivel casters enable balanced maneuverability.

#24 Disposable Wet Mop, 1" Headband, White

#24 Disposable Wet Mop, 1" Headband, White

Disposable Wet Mops are single-use to help reduce the spread of dirt and grime, resulting in cleaner floors.

Defenders® Square Step Can 13 Gal Sky White

Defenders® Square Step Can 13 Gal Sky White

The Defenders® decorative refuse container is an ideal waste receptacle for hospitals, doctor’s offices and other healthcare facilities. The step-on foot pedal enables hands-free operation, while the smooth surfaces are easy to clean.

Defenders® Square Step Can 25 Gal Red

Defenders® Square Step Can 25 Gal Red

The Defenders® decorative refuse container is an ideal waste receptacle for hospitals, doctor’s offices and other healthcare facilities. The step-on foot pedal enables hands-free operation, while the smooth surfaces are easy to clean.

Large Cover for 8 Bushel Collapsible X Cart

Large Cover for 8 Bushel Collapsible X Cart

The Rubbermaid Commercial Cover for Collapsible X-Cart features multiple storage compartments to keep frequently used tools and cleaning supplies within reach.

Collapsible X Cart, 8 Bushels, Single Stream, Black

Collapsible X Cart, 8 Bushels, Single Stream, Black

The Rubbermaid Commercial 1881750 Executive Series Collapsible X-Cart Basket, 8-Bushel, 220 lbs load capacity, Black.

Ensure patients and staff are protected from cross-contamination in operating rooms.

WaveBrake® 35 QT Down Press Bucket and Wringer, Yellow

WaveBrake® 35 QT Down Press Bucket and Wringer, Yellow

With features that surpass traditional mop buckets, the new generation of WaveBrake® helps to clean floors with less effort to get the job done safer, without sacrificing quality and durability.

WaveBrake® 18 QT Dirty Water Bucket, Red

WaveBrake® 18 QT Dirty Water Bucket, Red

The Rubbermaid Commercial WaveBrake® Dirty Water Bucket keeps dirty water separate from clean water, helping to reduce the potential for cross-contamination. Executive Series™ WaveBrake® include the dirty water bucket as standard.

"Caution Wet Floor" Sign, 2 Sided, 26", Yellow

"Caution Wet Floor" Sign, 2 Sided, 26", Yellow

Lightweight "Caution Wet Floor" sign is 2-sided for effective safety communication and utilizes ANSI/OSHA-compliant color and graphics.

Invader® 60" Side-Gate Wet Mop Handle, Fiberglass Handle, Blue

Invader® 60" Side-Gate Wet Mop Handle, Fiberglass Handle, Blue

Invader® Side-Gate Mop Handle makes removing and replacing mop heads easy and efficient. Thumbwheel clamps the mop firmly in place; should be used with 1" headband mops only.

#24 Disposable Wet Mop, 1" Headband, White

#24 Disposable Wet Mop, 1" Headband, White

Disposable Wet Mops are single-use to help reduce the spread of dirt and grime, resulting in cleaner floors.

Provide touch free solutions to minimize spread of germs in restroom areas.

AutoFlush® Sidemount Toilet Flusher – For Sloan or Zurn Flush Valves

AutoFlush® Sidemount Toilet Flusher – For Sloan or Zurn Flush Valves

The AutoFlush® Sidemount for toilets is a touch-free, sensor-activated system that eliminates the potential for cross-contamination and promotes good hygiene.

Sanitary Bin 5 Gal   White

Sanitary Bin 5 Gal White

Designed to provide a safe and hygienic way to dispose of sanitary waste.

AutoFoam with LumeCel™ Dispenser – Black/Chrome

AutoFoam with LumeCel™ Dispenser – Black/Chrome

The AutoFoam Dispenser with LumeCel™ Technology is a touch-free dispenser that automatically delivers controlled amounts of soap or sanitizer to help reduce cross-contamination. LumeCel™ technology efficiently powers dispensers using only indoor light and eliminates the need to purchase, store, replace and dispose of alkaline batteries.

AutoFaucet® Milano 4" Center Set, Polished Chrome, Kit 3

AutoFaucet® Milano 4" Center Set, Polished Chrome, Kit 3

The AutoFaucet® is a user-friendly, automatic faucet that utilizes Surround Sensor™ Technology to dispense water only when needed. Touch-free activation helps reduce cross-contamination on user's hands.

English Only "Closed For Cleaning" Hanging Doorway Safety Sign, Yellow

English Only "Closed For Cleaning" Hanging Doorway Safety Sign, Yellow

"Closed For Cleaning" hanging sign is on an extendable pole to block doorways and entrances up to 50" wide and utilizes ANSI/OSHA-compliant color

TCell™ Dispenser   White

TCell™ Dispenser White

The Rubbermaid Commercial TCell™ is an odor control system that utilizes advanced fuel cell technology to deliver a precise, timed dose of high-quality fragrance for up to 60 days.

Keep patients and visitors safe with touch free waste solutions and efficient cleaning tools.

Classics Open Top 25 Gal Black Gloss

Classics Open Top 25 Gal Black Gloss

The heavy-duty Classics Decorative Waste Container has a perforated steel design for a clean and modern appearance. This container is a smart choice for high-traffic areas and can be used both outdoors and indoors.

Executive Series™ lobby Broom, Vinyl Handle, Black

Executive Series™ lobby Broom, Vinyl Handle, Black

The Rubbermaid Commercial Executive Lobby Broom with Vinyl Handle is great for sweeping and cleaning in restaurants, malls, lobbies, and more.

Executive Series™ lobby Pro® Dustpan with long Handle, Black

Executive Series™ lobby Pro® Dustpan with long Handle, Black

The Rubbermaid Commercial Executive Lobby Pro® Dust Pan is ideal for malls, restaurants, lobbies, and more.

Silhouettes Large Rectangle 22.5 Gal Stardust Silver Metallic

Silhouettes Large Rectangle 22.5 Gal Stardust Silver Metallic

The sleek Silhouettes 22.5 Gallon FGSR18 Decorative Rectangle Indoor Waste Container has a contemporary perforated pattern designed to seamlessly and beautifully blend with modern facilities and environments. High-quality materials and craftsmanship ensure containers can withstand the rigors of everyday use.

Fire Resistant Wastebasket 7 QT Beige

Fire Resistant Wastebasket 7 QT Beige

The Rubbermaid Commercial Fire-Resistant Wastebasket features a contemporary shape with a UL rating.

Wastebasket Recycling Small 13 QT Blue

Wastebasket Recycling Small 13 QT Blue

The Rubbermaid Commercial Deskside containers are space-efficient, economical, and an easy and an effective deskside recycling solution.

Reduce risk of cross-contamination to keep patients and staff safe in eating and dining areas.

19 QT Double Pail, Gray

19 QT Double Pail, Gray

The Rubbermaid Commercial Double Pail Plastic Bucket makes using a sponge mop simple.

Executive Janitorial Cleaning Cart – Traditional, Black

Executive Janitorial Cleaning Cart – Traditional, Black

The Traditional Janitorial Cleaning Cart with zippered vinyl bag collects waste and transports tools for efficient cleaning.

Vented BRUTE® 32 Gal Gray

Vented BRUTE® 32 Gal Gray

Innovative venting channels make lifting out liners up to 50% easier, improving productivity and reducing the risk of injury.

Executive Series Service Cart, 300 lb. Capacity, Black

Executive Series Service Cart, 300 lb. Capacity, Black

Executive Service Cart is an elegant and versatile solution for back- and front-of-house tasks.

Cutlery Bin Gray

Cutlery Bin Gray

Safely stores and transports cutlery to minimize employee injuries.

Slim Jim® Recycling Station 3 Stream Landfill/Mixed Recycling/Compost

Slim Jim® Recycling Station 3 Stream Landfill/Mixed Recycling/Compost

An adaptable recycling solution offers a front-of-house look with back-of-house functionality.

Support cleaning efficacy with convenient access to essential supplies throughout facility hallways.

AutoFoam Premium Floor Stand

AutoFoam Premium Floor Stand

This all-metal stand with a weighted base enables free-standing hand sanitizer placement for easy access anywhere. Multi-solution stand allows for both Autofoam Dispensers and Metal Brackets to be mounted.

AutoFoam with LumeCel™ Dispenser – Black/Chrome

AutoFoam with LumeCel™ Dispenser – Black/Chrome

The AutoFoam Dispenser with LumeCel™ Technology is a touch-free dispenser that automatically delivers controlled amounts of soap or sanitizer to help reduce cross-contamination. LumeCel™ technology efficiently powers dispensers using only indoor light and eliminates the need to purchase, store, replace and dispose of alkaline batteries.

AutoFoam Refill, Enriched Foam Alcohol Hand Sanitizer — E3, 1000 mL

AutoFoam Refill, Enriched Foam Alcohol Hand Sanitizer — E3, 1000 mL

The AutoFoam Enriched Foam Alcohol Hand Sanitizer formula dispenses in a light, airy consistency and acts quickly to kill microorganisms on hands. Use frequently between handwashes to maintain hand hygiene.

Executive Janitorial Cleaning Cart with Doors and Hood –  High Security, Black

Executive Janitorial Cleaning Cart with Doors and Hood – High Security, Black

The High-Security Janitorial Cleaning Cart is a secure cart, featuring quiet casters and ball-bearing wheels along with preassembled locking hood and doors.

10-Quart Heavy-Duty Caddy, Yellow

10-Quart Heavy-Duty Caddy, Yellow

The 10-Quart Caddy for Cleaning Carts provides a quick and easy way to clean in tight places.

HYGEN™ PULSE™ Microfiber Mop Kit, Double Sided, Yellow

HYGEN™ PULSE™ Microfiber Mop Kit, Double Sided, Yellow

HYGEN™ PULSE™ Double-Sided Mop Kit combines dust and wet mopping with one convenient tool making floor cleaning faster than ever before. Industry-leading microfiber, onboard reservoir, and use-controlled release of solution mean cleaner floors faster, easier, and more effectively.

Keep hospitals operating smoothly with tools essential to laundry, waste collection, and administrative processes.

Fire Resistant Wastebasket 7 QT Beige

Fire Resistant Wastebasket 7 QT Beige

The Rubbermaid Commercial Fire-Resistant Wastebasket features a contemporary shape with a UL rating.

Wastebasket Recycling Small 13 QT Blue

Wastebasket Recycling Small 13 QT Blue

The Rubbermaid Commercial Deskside containers are space-efficient, economical, and an easy and an effective deskside recycling solution.

Premium linen Hamper

Premium linen Hamper

The Rubbermaid Commercial Premium Linen Hamper is a smart choice for large-capacity, hands-free waste collection.

Rotomolded Tilt Truck, Utility Duty, 1/2 Cubic Yard, Black

Rotomolded Tilt Truck, Utility Duty, 1/2 Cubic Yard, Black

Durable rotational molded trucks handle heavy loads up to 450 lbs. with ease

Recycle Rollout Container 50 Gal Blue

Recycle Rollout Container 50 Gal Blue

Easy mobility for material handling, general refuse, and bulk waste collection.

Rollout Container 65 Gal Gray

Rollout Container 65 Gal Gray

Easy mobility for material handling, general refuse, and bulk waste collection.

Cleaning Products for All Spaces

Acute Care Product Recommendations

Acute Care Product Recommendations for Hospitals
Acute Care Product Recommendations for Hospitals

Utilize our Acute Care Product Recommendations brochure to identify RCP products that support facility cleanliness, including touch free products, hand sanitizer stations, cleaning solutions, and more.

For more information on Acute Care cleaning guidance, review guidelines from key industry associations, regulatory bodies, and media outlets, including the below:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Association for the Health Care Environment

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

1 Becker’s Hospital Review: “35% of Americans have visited primary care physician since April, survey finds” July 2020  |  Becker’s Hospital Review: “Nearly 40% of Americans still hesitant to visit physician's office due to COVID-19” January 2021

Contact your RCP representative for more information on Acute Care cleaning guidelines or product solutions.

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