APSIC guidelines for environmental cleaning and decontamination

Ling, M.L. and Apisarnthanarak, A. and Thu, L.T.A. and Villanueva, V. and Pandjaitan, C. and Yusof, M.Y. (2015) APSIC guidelines for environmental cleaning and decontamination. Antimicrobial Resistance And Infection Control, 4. ISSN 2047-2994,

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Official URL: DOI: 10.1186/s13756-015-0099-7


This document is an executive summary of APSIC Guidelines for Environmental Cleaning and Decontamination. It describes best practices in routine cleaning and decontamination in healthcare facilities as well as in specific settings e.g. management of patients with isolation precautions, food preparation areas, construction and renovation, and following a flood. It recommends the implementation of environmental hygiene program to keep the environment safe for patients, staff and visitors visiting a healthcare facility. Objective assessment of cleanliness and quality is an essential component of this program as a method for identifying quality improvement opportunities. Recommendations for safe handling of linen and bedding; as well as occupational health and safety issues are included in the guidelines. A training program is vital to ensure consistent adherence to best practices.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Environmental cleaning; Decontamination; Environmental hygiene
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Depositing User: Mrs. Siti Mawarni Salim
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2016 02:16
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2016 08:04
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/16076

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