Environmental Cleaning Tool Kit


Effective cleaning procedures in the perioperative environment are essential to promote safety and decrease the risk of the spread of infection for surgical patients and team members. Directors, managers, educators, and other interested health care providers from nursing, environmental services, and infection prevention will benefit by using the online modules and the associated materials to teach everyone in the perioperative areas how to clean the perioperative environment based on the current evidence-based best practices.

The purpose of the Environmental Cleaning Tool Kit is to educate all team members about guidelines for cleaning the perioperative environment, promoting patient safety, and preventing the spread of infection in the perioperative environment.

Educational Outcomes

  • Describe the importance of a clean perioperative environment.
  • Define the common terminology associated with evidence-based best practices for cleaning the perioperative environment.
  • Explain the recommended steps for cleaning the perioperative areas and the sterile processing areas.
  • State the evidence-based best practices for using chemicals, tools, and equipment for cleaning in the perioperative areas.

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