Cleaning Medical Facilities

The Challenges of Cleaning Medical Facilities

DBS Building Services wants to point out five (5) Challenges/Concerns Medical Staff have before hiring Cleaning Medical Facilities services. The language you will find here is technical, but you should know about it. Please, stay with us until the end of this post to see how we approach these topics.

Health and Safety

We can’t stress enough the importance of health and safety regarding cleaning medical facilities. This section will provide a list of safety precautions when cleaning medical facilities. Keep them in mind:

Patient Privacy

People who do medical cleaning need to be aware of patient privacy. The cleaning staff should not enter any patient room without permission from the nurse or doctor on duty. They should also avoid looking at medical records, charts, or other documents not related to their work. 


The cleaning staff should also be careful about what they say in front of patients. They should avoid discussing anything that could be considered private information about the patient or their family members. The cleaning process should be done using proper equipment and following strict guidelines for cleaning. It is a crucial part of maintaining patient privacy.


Patient Sensitivity

It is a growing concern in the medical field. Hospital staff must know what may trigger an allergic reaction or other sensitivities in their patients. Medical Clinics interrogate patients about their allergies before their clinical visit. Some patients may have a history of allergies or sensitivities in their family. 


For example, some people are sensitive to latex (found in many rubber products like gloves). Some people react to detergents, while others may be allergic to sanitizers. This information tells doctors, nurses, and medical cleaning services how to best care for these hospital patients.


Infection Risk

It is always present in medical facilities; and even higher when the facility does not have cleaning services. According to OSHA, companies that provide services for cleaning healthcare facilities should have an Infection Control Program with written policies and procedures. 


Some policies and procedures should include educating workers on the risks of infection, encouraging workers to follow universal precautions, providing personal protective equipment (PPE), decontamination supplies, and written protocols for cleaning rooms with special requirements.


Untrained Professionals

Seriously, the last thing medical clinics want to avoid is untrained professionals cleaning their medical facilities. Yes, they are at risk of contracting diseases and spreading them to other people. Following the practices when cleaning facilities will prevent the spread of these diseases.


Other risks associated with this job include exposure to hazardous substances or chemicals that could lead to serious health issues such as cancer or skin irritation. There is also a risk of trauma from bloodborne pathogens that could lead to health consequences.


About us

As a family business in service to Utah’s companies for over 15 years, DBS Building Services is here to contribute with a high quality of service for healthcare Environmental Cleaning.


We can provide cleaning services for healthcare facilities like Dentists Office, Dialysis Centers, Medical Clinics, Physicians office, Surgery Centers, and any other Medical sites that need Cleaning Assistance and desire to improve their environment. 


Related Terms

Medical Cleaning Services, Medical Janitorial Services, Healthcare Cleaning Services, Medical Facility Cleaning Services, Surgical Room Cleaning.



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