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There are newer technologies that are clinically proven to help disinfect aged care facilities and improve patient safety, especially in the post-Covid era.

Bacteria and viruses can be incredibly resistant to disinfection attempts, and you can never know if you’ve got them all. In this article, we’re going to go over the top three disinfection and decontamination technologies that are incredibly helpful even against the current COVID-19 outbreak.

With the rising number of infections every day, Australians should be paying attention closely to our disinfection and decontamination system. Although coronavirus is still remaining unknown – we all have been advised to take preventive measures before getting risk to exposure any further. From washing our hands with soap, drinking more water, using plenty of hand sanitisers – but most importantly is decontaminating highly touched surfaces where COVID-19 survives for up to three days, a new study suggests. This includes countertops, doorknobs, highly used equipment, power sockets, and many more.

There is one thing that all viruses and bacteria have in common: they are easily killed by heat over 77 degrees within seconds. Steam vapour, on the other hand, offers much higher than that.

When there’s an epidemic like Coronavirus threatening the world, people start fearing for their health. Everyone is at potential risk and everyone wants to protect themselves. No one is safe from the infectious potential of germs. But is it true?

Not entirely, as there is a way you can make sure your home is completely sanitized. With the help of floor steam cleaning technology from Duplex Healthcare, you too can relish in the feeling that your home is perfectly safe. Take the Jetvac Junior Package, for instance. It allows you to sanitize your carpets, floors, leather and vinyl materials perfectly.

Dental health care workers and patients both are at risk of transmission of diseases through pathogenic bacteria. Your dental office needs to clean & disinfect and ensure the effective sterilisation process by modern cleaning equipment like steam vapour. A clean dental office will attract new patients and retain old patients as well for years.

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Hospitals are a place where the most vulnerable people come to visit, and a place where germs are the most prevalent in our society. To keep visiting patients and visitors safe, proper cleaning and disinfecting is a priority.

It can be difficult to keep high standards of cleaning in a hospital. There are so many pieces of equipment, many wards, rooms and bathrooms. But you can make the process simple by ensuring you plan, and implement a schedule that takes into account infection control cleaning methods and hospital steam cleaning equipment.

To maintain the provision of clean and safe care you need to keep your hospital free from bacteria.

Hence, proper sanitisation of hospital bathrooms is a must to maintain a hygienic environment and to prevent the spread of germs, bacteria and healthcare associated infections. Different hospital cleaning solutions and hospital floor cleaning equipment will ease your efforts in this regard.

From 1st July 2017, there have been recent changes to the auditing and reporting of cleaning standards in Victoria as announced by the Cleaning Standards for Victoria.

Though visual inspection is commonly used in healthcare, it is recognised that this method alone may no longer be appropriate for many health facilities, and an alternative approach may be of benefit.

Alternative auditing methods, such as fluorescent markers, have already been adopted by many Victorian health facilities.

Victorian health facilities are directed to consider the evidence for alternative auditing methods and assess their own auditing requirements, their capacity for undertaking audits and their local infection control requirements, to determine the most suitable approach.  

Multiple studies have reported the use of fluorescent markers as a cost effective, simple and successful visual aid to assess cleaning results and educate staff on proper cleaning techniques. In order to be the most effective, it should be used in combination with regular, real-time feedback and education of cleaning staff.

A hospital deals with patients, diseases, accidents, trauma and contamination. This is an environment where strict infection prevention policies are crucial and cleaning practices are one of those prevention methods. Hospital management has to ensure sophisticated hospital cleaning solutions to maintain a hygienic environment. Management should have balanced infection & cross contamination control procedures. To do so, only specialised hospital cleaning machines, procedures and workflows should be adhered to.

Visually, a hospital room, operating theatre or bathroom may seem clean. However, a microbial clean is much different and this is what needs attention to avoid infectious outbreaks.

Correct and modern day hospital cleaning equipment should be used in order to combat the war against bacteria and healthcare acquired infections. Regular, outbreak and infectious cleans are crucial to this.

Routine cleaning, sterilization and infection control cleaning processes are needed to minimize the risk of healthcare acquired infections. Being a hospital, the cleaning process required is different to traditional cleaning methods of other industries.

Mops and buckets are a 3000-year-old system that is no longer industry standard for the healthcare industry. When it comes to cleaning in hospitals, aged care facilities, and other healthcare related facilities, the main factors to consider are the right “workflow” and the right “healthcare cleaning equipment”.

With healthcare acquired infections becoming more prevalent and antibiotic resistant bacteria on the rise, hospitals are fast becoming a place where patients are becoming unwell, rather than recovering.

Most healthcare facilities understand the importance of proper hand-washing. This has been a key message that has been targeted at hospitals for decades and one that is now just a normal and expected part of hospital hygiene practices.

In the 21st century, it is now hospital cleaning processes that are being put under the spotlight. Disinfecting and touch point cleaning is becoming terms that go hand in hand with hospital cleaning.

A hospital is a facility where a large number of individuals stay or visit on a daily basis. Floors are the main communal surface that is walked upon by all patients, staff and visitors. With hospital floors receiving such high traffic, a regular cleaning program needs to be put into place.

Unlike other industries, hospital floors require a specialised cleaning program. Mops and buckets are highly inadequate for the cleaning of hospital floors in the 21st century. Anti-biotic resistant bacteria are growing at a rapid pace and therefore healthcare cleaning programs need to be of the highest standard.

It’s not only the type of equipment that is used that is of importance here. Hospital environmental services management and their teams need the right education and training in order to implement the right workflow when using hospital cleaning equipment. It is also necessary to have effective infection control cleaning procedures. Equipment, training and procedures all need to work hand in hand in order to see the correct infection control outcome.

Hospital floor cleaning requirements needs to take into account different types of flooring, spills, stains and cleaning types such as outbreak cleaning or terminal cleaning.

Director of Duplex, an aged care cleaning solutions company, Murray McDonald, is traveling throughout Australia in 2016 - 2017 presenting his workshop, 5 Steps to Chemical-Free Cleaning Aged Care.

This training is free to attend for aged facilities, managers, environmental services managers, infection control coordinators and cleaning staff.

Early bookings receive a free copy of Murray McDonald’s book, 5 Steps to Chemical-Free Cleaning in Healthcare (valued at $19.95).

Distributors of the Italian brand of healthcare cleaning equipment, Duplex Cleaning Machines, today launched its latest 3-in-1 floorscrubber into the Asia-Pacific region.

Director of Duplex, Murray McDonald, says the newly released Duplex 280 Battery is catered towards small healthcare facilities, such as medical and dental clinics, where traditional mops and vacuums may be used.