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This publication, prepared by the Association for Healthcare Environment (AHE) and edited by environmental services and infection control professionals, contains the recommendations for effective environmental cleaning in healthcare facilities. Targeted for directors and managers of healthcare environmental services, this book is designed to be a resource for proper cleaning techniques and procedures based on guidelines by the CDC, OSHA, the EPA, and other regulatory or governmental agencies. Professionals new to the industry and those looking to update their policies and procedures manuals will be particularly interested in this new and revised publication.

Practice Guidance for Healthcare Environmental Cleaning provides evidence-based research, guidance and recommended practices that should be considered for inclusion in a well-executed healthcare environmental services program. Because each healthcare facility has its own specific needs, this manual has been designed to serve as a resource EVS professionals can use to enhance an existing program.

Topics in “Practice Guidance for Healthcare Environmental Cleaning, Second Edition” include:

·         Infection Prevention
·         Microbiology
·         Precautions
·         Special Procedures – Bloodborne Pathogens and Other Potentially Infectious Materials
·         Cleaning Patient Care Areas
·         Cleaning Surgical Areas
·         Cleaning Support Areas
·         Cleaning Common Areas
·         Cleaning Outpatient Areas
·         The Cleaning Process
·         Quality Assurance
·         Environmental Monitoring Technologies
·         Novel Technologies for Disinfection
·         USP797 Compliant Cleanroom Cleaning