Disinfectants Where Children Are Present

Many medical facilities that believe the spread of containments from floor areas to other surfaces is minimal may still use basic disinfectants to clean their floors. However, in areas frequented by children, these basic disinfectants should be replaced with hospital-grade disinfectants.  Where and when necessary, disinfectants that are specific to any pathogen threats that may be present should be selected.

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Floor Contamination Issues

While facility administrators and cleaning experts believe that when it comes to stopping the spread of contamination, greatest attention should be paid to “high-touch” areas such as railings, light switches, elevator controls, countertops, chair handles, and bed railings, and less attention is required for floor areas. The reasoning is simple: floor areas are least likely to be touched by hands.

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