To support effective cleaning and disinfection all staff at our location have completed the practice health check training. This training both online and in person gives us basic tools for being aware of IPAC measures in place every day we may not notice. I find that educating colleagues on WHY we are doing what we are doing, not focusing only on the HOW, gives a broader understanding and appreciation for the work being done. We have signage posted in high touch areas for gentle reminding, and work collaboratively with our cleaning staff. There are cleaning supplies available in every office and communal area for easy access as well as PPE if needed.
I’ve mentioned in a previous post that team work makes all the difference in healthcare settings. Cleaning may not be on a nurses radar amongst many other pressing tasks but it certainly should be incorporated into our daily practice.