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Am J Infect Control. 2017 Nov 1;45(11):e119-e122. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.08.019. Epub 2017 Sep 25.

How are nursing homes cleaned? Results of a survey of 6 nursing homes in Southeast Michigan.

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1
Division of Geriatric and Palliative Care Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI; Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI.
2
Division of Geriatric and Palliative Care Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI. Electronic address: kegibson@med.umich.edu.

Abstract

This brief report details 2 surveys that were conducted to better understand current cleaning practices in 6 nursing home facilities in Southeast Michigan. Each facility's environmental services supervisor answered questions regarding cleaning policy and procedures, roles and responsibilities of the staff, and frequency of education and training; one environmental services employee from each facility answered questions addressing education and training, employer evaluation and feedback, and workload. We identify gaps in knowledge and behaviors and note substantial variations in cleaning practices.

KEYWORDS:

Cleaning policy and procedures; Environmental services; Infection control; Multidrug-resistant organisms; Nursing homes

PMID:
28958448
PMCID:
PMC5831402
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajic.2017.08.019
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