Effective Surface and Environment Cleaning

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Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) can be transmitted in any healthcare setting with approximately 165 000 cases occurring per year. Therefore, It is crucial to ensure surfaces and environments in healthcare settings are cleaned thoroughly and properly.

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It is crucial to ensure surfaces and environments in healthcare settings are cleaned thoroughly and properly in order to prevent infection transmission, keeping your patients, staff and visitors safe and healthy.

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Helen Momtazi
08 Aug 2021
Good review and refresher
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Sam Denman
17 Apr 2020
Good update
Sangay Chezom
12 Jul 2021
Pamela Boyd
25 Jul 2020
Very good resource, good revision for us all as we all must take responsibility in preventing infection. Many hands make light work and we all must take care in our own practice.
Megan Delgado
15 Apr 2020
Very interesting and informative. Easy to do and reinforces what needs to be done.
Agnes Manuel
15 Sep 2021
I will suggest this course to everyone particularly to those employee working as a cleaner to aged care facilities n hospitals to be educated on using proper cleaning material in a particular surfaces to observe infection control.
03 Apr 2021
Jacqeline Cooke
02 Jul 2021
Reinforced my knowledge
Susan Watson
27 Apr 2020
Good concise information.
Michelle Constance
22 Apr 2020
Important to review and remind of the importance of cleaning effectively in patient areas.
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