Many patients visiting a doctor’s office tend to be sick. Your healthcare facility needs to be thoroughly cleaned so you do not make them sicker. You also want to prevent spreading germs to the well people in your office Professionally cleaning your patient rooms will provide a safe and healthy environment for your patients and other visitors.
Here are a few key areas to keep in mind on a daily basis:
Exam Room Floors
Floors in general are quite disgusting! Add to that the fact that millions of germs are on everyone’s shoes and high foot traffic in your office will inevitably leave a large number of those germs waiting around your office. Considering everything that might fall to the floor, you should always use a cleaner and disinfectant. Flat mops are beneficial in medical environments due to their reach in small areas and under cabinets and chairs.
All patients come in contact with the exam table at some point during their appointment, so a shocking amount of germs are left behind on this surface. Disposable paper covers do certainly help, but the surface of the table still needs special cleaning between each patient. The quick job of wiping down the cushioned surface with a disinfectant cleaner can stop the spread of disease among dozens of patients each day.
Exam Room Sinks, Countertops and Cabinets
Similar to the exam table, these surfaces often see a lot of use. Pay special attention to drawer handles and edges that are touched frequently and use an antibacterial cleaner on sinks, countertops and cabinets.
Exam Room Chairs
It is important to clean not only the chairs reserved for the patients, but also the doctor’s chair. Exam rooms tend to be relatively small, meaning that every piece of furniture could potentially be touched often and exposed to germs and diseases.
Soap and Hand Sanitizer Dispensers
Dirty hands touch these dispensers all day long, which means a wide variety of germs are just waiting to be spread to the next person who uses them. A quick wipe down with disposable disinfectant wipes quickly takes care of the problem.
Doorknobs, Light Switches and Other High Touch Points
Hands pass on more germs than any other body part, and dozens of hands touch your exam room’s doorknobs and light switches every day. Wipe them clean with disposable wipes after every appointment.
Ultimately, keeping your patients happy and healthy is a team effort. Regularly scheduled cleaning by the same company ensures that your dental office is being properly treated and protected from long-term damage.