With the increased need to provide thoroughly healthy patient care environments, today’s Hospital Environmental Services (EVS) professionals have been tasked with ensuring that their facilities are ultra-clean.
Cleanliness plays a major role in reducing Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs), as well as in aiding to achieve higher HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) scores.
However, to accomplish this, the strongest cleaning solutions are required, which can result in residual odors from bleach, hydrogen peroxide, and other chemicals.
Thankfully, these odors can be countered through the use of eco-friendly odor abatement solutions that are safe and effective. These solutions are ideal for use simultaneously or immediately following the application of cleaning, disinfecting, and/or maintenance chemical products.
In addition, the most ideal commercial odor-mitigation products don’t use fragrances to mask odors, and can address a broad spectrum of odors through a variety of different delivery methods.
It is also important to note that these solutions can also help hospitals meet the OSHA /Joint Commission Resource Alliance standard (EC.02.06.01), which calls for areas being used by patients to be clean and free of offensive odors.
EVS professionals are continually challenged in the fight against HAIs, requiring the highest level of cleaning and disinfecting. Fortunately, it is possible to counter the unintended consequence of residual odors that result from these cleaning solutions to create a truly clean and healthy environment.
Please click here to learn more about Fresh Wave IAQ’s solutions for healthcare facilities. In addition, if you are an EVS professional in need of eco-friendly odor mitigation solutions for these types of challenges, please contact us here.