Environment of Care, Construction and Remediation
30/30 Education Session - 30 minutes
The Joint Commission Standard Infection Control 02.01.01 recommends hospital IPC plans be collaborative, which can lead to the question: Who cleans what? This 700-bed hospital was able to answer that question by creating a multidisciplinary shared accountability model for cleaning the patient environment and equipment. This session will cover the steps they undertook to ensure environments and equipment were clean, staff could speak to the cleaning process, and overall cleanliness was improved, including:
• Development of a strategy to engage an interdisciplinary team to identify and address potential vulnerabilities in cleaning processes.
• An education and awareness campaign centered around the catchphrase “Who Cleans What?”
• Design of a visual grid so staff could quickly and easily identify which team members hold primary accountability for maintaining clean equipment and frequency of cleaning.
• Development an educational tool kit, posters, huddles, and clean equipment signage to communicate accountability.
Participants will learn how effective this program was by measuring the data before the “Who Cleans What?” campaign against the outcomes after implementation, including increased cleanliness and better results.