Infection prevention is everyone's business
Upholding hygienic standards with Vileda ProfessionalWe need to acknowledge the fact that infection prevention is everyone’s business. It is not solely in the interest of healthcare professionals and care workers to have a clean and disinfected environment. We all need to do our part in any sector and we all play a vital role when it comes to infection prevention and keeping people safe.
In the absence of an approved vaccine or therapeutic treatments, our behaviors and practices become the social vaccine that helps protect us and those around us from the spread of infection.
Infection prevention looks at all activities aimed at breaking the infection chain. This is important for any hygienic cleaning process to protect everyone who enters a building, because germs do not move by themselves. They are dependent on indirect transmission (people touching surfaces), direct transmission (people coming into contact with each other or animals) as well as other transmission routes such as coughing, sneezing, re-dispersion and re-suspension from floors due to foot traffic, or even sharing of food.
Working safely in all sectors has increased in recent years. However, now is the time to refresh cleaning guidelines, measures and equipment to significantly reduce the risk of transmission in your facility. Take a look at these important aspects:
- Cleaning frequency
- Cleaning protocols
- Cleaning equipment
- Personal hygiene measures