Healthcare Cleaning-Saving Lives By Killing Germs
Did you know that the Center for Disease Control reports that healthcare associated infections (HAI’s) number over 1.7 million annually? Of these 1.7 million infections, over 100,000 are fatal.
With proper healthcare cleaning, thousands of lives can be saved. Jani-King hopes to promote awareness for healthcare associated infections with their program, Clean Hands-Clean Surfaces. This community awareness program helps to educate everyone from patients, parents, healthcare workers, and the community on the necessity for proper hand washing as well as surface disinfection for important areas. This awareness program educates healthcare facilities and helps to reduce the number of HAI’s while also boosting environmental sustainability.
As an industry leader in commercial cleaning, Jani-King is well versed in the best practices of healthcare cleaning. To become part of the Jani-King healthcare cleaning team, a franchise owner has to undergo a rigorous training and complete a certificate program before they are certified to clean any type of healthcare facility. The Jani-King healthcare cleaning certificate program is compliant with all local, state, federal and joint commission standards. The certificate program also educates potential healthcare cleaning crews on the best practices of organizations who set the standards for healthcare sanitation. The best practices of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES), Association for Professionals in Infection Prevention (APIC), and the Association of Peri Operative Registered Nurses (AORN) are all taught to franchises who hope to clean healthcare facilities.
Proper sanitation, disinfection, and cleaning of healthcare facilities can literally save lives. It is not a cleaning task that anyone should take lightly. The professionals at Jani-King are helping to save lives every day when they go to work cleaning healthcare facilities. If you would like to be more educated on proper cleaning procedures for the healthcare industry, contact your local Jani-King regional office.