Carrie Hoover, Nursing
Emergency Departments (ED) have protocols in place for cleaning rooms vacated by patients in order to reduce the spread of infection. What is the health care staff’s responsibility to ensure these protocols are being updated and implemented as part of infection control? The principle objective of this project is to re-educate healthcare staff on the importance of the environmental cleaning policy in the ED to decrease transmission of multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO). Secondary objectives include a review of the literature to provide evidence on the most effective disinfectant wipe to reduce MDROs, and best methods for evaluating cleanliness. Data will be collect from ED staff during the cleaning process and a survey conducted on cleaning practices and reported to the agency to improve practice.
Vang, Jenny, "Environmental cleaning in the Emergency Department" (2014). Celebrating Scholarship & Creativity Day. 20.