ACUTE CARE SOLUTIONS

Increase cleaning efficacy and the perception of cleanliness with effective and innovative cleaning, material handling, and waste solutions.

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PRIORITIES in acute care

REDUCING HAis

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) jeopardize patient recovery and compromise staff member health.

HCAHPS SCORES

After their stay, patients rate the cleanliness of Acute Care facilities, influencing the hospital's pay and budget.

REDUCING TURNOVER

EVS Technicians' roles require long hours in high-stress environments, leading to high industry turnover.

BREAK THE CHAIN OF INFECTION WITH PROPER CLEANING PROCEDURES

CLEAN SYSTEMATICALLY

Either clockwise or counterclockwise, no surface is skipped; this process saves time and is more ergonomic for users.

GO FROM CLEAN TO DIRTY

Cleaning low-touch areas first and high-touch areas last reduces the likelihood of spreading infection and contaminants.

CLEAN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM

Any dust and debris dislodged from the top surface naturally falls to the lower surfaces.

WIPE IN ONE DIRECTION

Circular wiping recontaminates surface areas, while wiping unidirectionally ensures solution is applied to the whole surface.

REDUCE THE RISK OF INFECTION

By using proper cleaning processes and tools, hospitals can maintain a safer environment for patients, visitors, and staff members. Reducing the spread of HAIs (Healthcare-associated infections) is critical to a hospital's bottom line and reputation.

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

After disinfectants sit on surfaces for their specified dwell time, remove 99.9% of microbes, including C. diff,* with HYGEN™ Microfiber cloths.

*Based on third-party testing with water only.

 

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Keep floors sparkling by utilizing a HYGEN™ Microfiber Dust Mop before wet mopping, to reduce floor hazing and best maintain floor finish.

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Reach the highest spaces with ease using the HYGEN™ Quick-Connect System to dust and clean walls and ceilings.

TRANSPORT SUPPLIES WITH EASE

Keeping tools like safety signs, mops and handles, cleaning solutions and extra paper goods in one, multi-purpose cart helps increase efficiency and limit ergonomic strain. Tidy carts improve a hospital's image to patients, visitors and regulatory bodies.

Learn How to Stock the High-Security Cleaning Cart

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Carts are made with smooth materials and soft contours, so they are easy to wipe down after use.

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Quiet casters on carts keep hospital hallways quiet and patient stays more pleasant, which directly impacts HCAHPS scores for the hospital.

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The High-Security Cleaning Cart stores all tools needed to clean systematically, reducing trips back to the storage closets.

DISPOSE OF WASTE PROPERLY

Managing multiple waste streams in a hospital is a key task for EVS technicians. Ranging from traditional waste and recycling in common areas to biohazardous waste in patient rooms, EVS technicians must use proper procedures to safely and efficiently manage waste.

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Hands-free, step-on containers keep biohazardous waste contained in patient and operating rooms.

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Decorative waste containers are aesthetic options for lobbies and common areas in the hospital.

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Integrated venting channels in BRUTE® and Slim Jim® containers make lifting liners easier for EVS techs as they dispose of waste.

MANAGING HAZARDOUS WASTE IN HEALTHCARE

 

COLLECTION

Containers must remain closed and prevent fluid leakage. They must be labeled or color-coded in accordance with the State Department of Health requirements. Facilities can use red containers and red waste liners or can apply approved biohazard warning labels to all containers.

MOVEMENT

EVS technicians and other healthcare personnel should wear proper PPE when managing biohazardous waste. In transit, the waste needs to be kept in red, puncture-resistant containers.

STORAGE

Medical waste requiring storage should be kept in red, leak-proof, puncture-resistant containers. The storage area should be well-ventilated to prevent odors and be inaccessible to pests.

DISPOSAL

Healthcare facilities must dispose of medical waste regularly. Common ways to dispose of waste include: incineration, steam sterilization, microwave treatment or chemical disinfection. Disposal can be done offsite or onsite depending on state regulation.

IMPROVE HYGIENE IN THE WASHROOM

Washrooms are a hotspot for pathogens in hospitals, so it is critical to have fixtures that promote cleanliness in the space. Touch-free fixtures eliminate key touchpoints in visitor restrooms, leading to a more hygienic experience for guests.

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AutoFoam and AutoFaucet® fixtures are touch-free solutions that enable visitors to use proper hand hygiene to wash off potential pathogens.

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The TCell™ is a sleek odor control system that utilizes advanced fuel cell technology to neutralize odors and preserve the scent of clean in hospitals.

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LumeCel™ uses indoor light to self-power, eliminating the need for EVS techs to replace batteries.

IMPROVE FOODSERVICE OPERATIONS

Foodservice solutions in hospitals can often be overlooked, but using tools that reduce the risk of cross-contamination and foodborne illness are critical for patient and visitor safety. Having organized kitchens and best-in-class operations can assist in maintaining a clean environment.

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Color-coded, high-heat spatulas help reduce the risk of cross-contamination by keeping common food allergens separated.

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Use food storage containers to keep produce, ingredients and meats organized in the kitchen.

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Increase task efficiency by accessing ingredients quickly with ProSave® Ingredient Bins.