Challenges: Disinfecting soft surfaces [PODCAST]
In Long-Term Living's "Challenges" Editorial Podcast series, our editors ask industry experts to help solve specific problems within the long-term care and post-acute care environments.
Today's podcast is on one of the trickiest obstacles to any cleaning/housekeeping protocol: Disinfecting soft, non-launderable surfaces such as upholstery, carpeting and draperies.
I asked Dr. Kelly Reynolds, MSPH, PhD, associate professor at the University of Arizona’s Zuckerman College of Public Health, to comment on the specific issues of infection control on soft surfaces in skilled nursing spaces.
For more information, research this topic with the following resources mentioned in this podcast:
- Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE)
- Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Long-Term Living editors would like to thank Clorox Professional Products for assisting in the research for this podcast.
To hear the podcast, click on the player deck below.
Pamela Tabar was editor-in-chief of I Advance Senior Care from 2013-2018. She has worked as a writer and editor for healthcare business media since 1998, including as News Editor of Healthcare Informatics. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Kent State University and a master’s degree in English from the University of York, England.
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