Long-term and resident care facilities must establish an effective infection control and prevention program according
to F-Tag 441 in the CMS State Operations Manual. The Environmental Services and janitorial staff have key supportive
roles in the success of any infection control program. These professionals are valuable in-house experts on disinfecting,
biohazard and waste management, and environmental conditions.
An effective infection control program requires attention to waste management and hand hygiene.
towels, and other textiles can hold high numbers of microorganisms. When contaminated fabrics are inappropriately
shaken or treated carelessly, staff and residents are put at risk. Environmental Services staff should use
personal protective equipment when sorting soiled laundry and use appropriate
laundry trucks and carts.
For linens soiled with blood or body fluids, protect staff from direct contact, with
IsoWash Linen Recovery bags. Once in the wash, the bag dissolves, and the linens are cleaned.
Hand hygiene is an important infection control measure for long-term care facilities. By having conveniently-located
hand sanitizers, and
antibacterial hand soap available, hand hygiene becomes easy, and ensures that hands are cleaned after sneezing, coughing,
or touching unsanitary surfaces.
Gojo's dispensers and refills are perfect for healthcare settings; they are ADA compliant, and offer variety of options
specially formulated for sensitive skin.