Medical Centre Cleaning Sunshine Coast
The completion of a recent trial that combined medical centre cleaning Sunshine Coast practices of 11 different hospitals resulted in a reduced number of infections and improved cost-benefits.
National Health Study
The study, which was led by Professor Nick Graves, a QUT health economist from the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), and funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, completed what is believed to be the largest multi-site and multifactorial trail of cleaning hospitals in the world.
With over 165,000 infections associated with healthcare in Australia every year, the goal of the study was to determine if combining cleaning initiatives would reduce the number of patients, employees, and those with a connection to them becoming infected. The study tailored the cleaning of hospital rooms in terms of routine maintenance and when discharges of patients occur.
The promotion of cleaning hospitals using combined methods is an attempt to create a cultural shift in how hospitals clean their rooms and facilities. By taking established practices and applying them to 11 different hospitals, it was hoped that the result would be to reduce the number of infections. The sharing of medical centre cleaning Sunshine Coast practices and techniques means uniformity in how the procedures are accomplished.
Medical Cleaning Results
The effectiveness of the cleaning techniques was tested by adding gel dots, which cannot be seen under normal circumstances, but revealed using fluorescent marker technology, to surfaces. Since wiping with a dry cloth is ineffective in removing the dot, only the proper cleaning techniques will work.
According to the study, the improvements in cleaning practices soared. The percentage of the areas cleaned properly rose in some cases over 20%
- Bathrooms: 55% to 76%
- Bedrooms: 64% to 86%
Overall, there was a 37% reduction of infections from vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) and a 5.8% decrease in the three basic types of infections. The result of the study demonstrated that combining different techniques was not only effective, but easier to implement were performed at a lower cost compared to using newer, more expensive technologies.
Plus, the overall cost of combining the techniques was approximately $2,500 for 10,000 bed days, a significant reduction in how much money it takes to clean over that time. The program was successful in terms of overall cleaning and reduced the number of infections from both major and minor sources. The result is an improvement of health benefits because infections were avoided.
Before the study, many hospitals focused on discharge cleaning, which is performed between occupation by patients. The study demonstrated that regular cleaning when a patient is present helps prevent the germs, bacteria, and viruses from reaching surfaces where such infections can spread. While the improvement to the health of patients and those who interact with them are substantial, there is a significant cost benefit as well.
This means that medical centre cleaning Sunshine Coast facilities will provide benefits in reducing the number of infections, teach new cleaning techniques, and provide a healthier atmosphere for patients, hospital staff, and visitors who otherwise might get infected. Contact Peter from Phoenix Commercial Cleaning Sunshine Coast.