Infection Prevention Guidance: Are You Cleaning These High-Risk Surfaces?

By on 6:11 AM

An MDLinx article highlights five hospital surfaces you may be surprised to learn harbor fomites capable of transmitting harmful bacteria to patients and staff.

They are as follows:

  • Curtains
  • Stethoscopes
  • Tabletops
  • Bed linens
  • Neckties
The article references studies and evidence explaining why healthcare professionals should ensure each surface receives appropriate attention and cleaning so as to help prevent the spreading of infections.

Access the MDLinx article here.

Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, FAPIC

Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, FAPIC, is the founder and president of Infection Control Consulting Services LLC (ICCS). Phenelle has more than 30 years' experience providing customized comprehensive infection control and prevention services to healthcare facilities nationwide. Her services focus on assisting hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dental office and oral surgery practices, doctor's offices, nursing homes and other organizations with implementing and maintaining an infection control program that: complies with The Joint Commission, AAAHC, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) and other regulatory agencies; respond to situations of noncompliance; and improve the processes for reducing risk.