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OSE_1303_part2_Layout 1 2/7/13 4:29 PM Page 130 I N F E C T I O N P R E V E N T I O N The general process is to start with the cleanest items and move to the dirtiest. So the OR lights are done first, and the turnover crew works its way down from there. All flat surfaces are cleaned with our chosen spray product and wiped down with disposable, single-use cloths or gone over with a microfiber mop. If the OR bed has blood or body fluids on it, it's done last. • End-of-day cleaning. At 2:30 p.m., the evening custodian comes on and starts in on a deeper clean — going over all floors again, taking care of any spots that went unnoticed and doing visual inspection of the walls and ceilings. • Terminal cleaning. Every 30 days, the ORs undergo an incredibly detailed cleaning. This includes shelves, cabinets, wheels on cautery machines, the nooks and crannies of the OR bed, Mayo stand wheels, walls and vents. The floors are buffed if warranted. • As-needed. In pre-op, PACU, nurses' stations, the lobby and other "clean" patient areas, nurses primarily spot-clean between patients as needed. Similar to the OR, flat surfaces are wiped down and disinfected between patients, once a week, once a day — it all depends on the area. Keyboards and computers (daily), for example, aren't cleaned as often as the PACU stretchers (between patients). If a major incident occurs, we call housekeeping. Housekeeping also takes care of "clean" areas nightly, vacuuming and mopping floors, wiping down chairs and tables, and cleaning stretchers. 1 3 0 O U T PAT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | F E B R U A R Y 2013

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