Cleaning and Sanitation of the Surgical Suite
A schedule for the cleaning and disinfection of the surgical
suite will be prepared and implemented, under the direction
of the clinical supervisor.
The cleaning of areas used for procedures shall include:
1. Daily all flat surfaces will be wiped with a clean
cloth moistened with antimicrobacterial solution.
2. After each procedure;
A. All supplies used in the previous procedure are
B. The exterior surfaces of soiled specimen containers
and equipment being moved from the area are cleaned
prior to removal.
C. Sharps are disposed of into proper safety containers.
D. Contaminated instruments, basin trays and other items
are handled using appropriate personal protective
E. Instruments being removed from the procedure area are
covered during transport to the utility area by use of a bag.
F. The floor, walls and any other surfaces which may
have become soiled are wiped using an antimicro-
G. Disposable anesthesia circuits, masks, nasal canulas and endo-
tracheal tubes are discarded after each use. Any
body fluids or wraps/dressing contaminated
with body fluids are placed in red bags.
3. At the end of each surgical day;
A. Soiled linen and disposables are removed to
B. The procedure table, all ancillary tables and carts,
counters and equipment are washed with an antimicro-
C. All floors are wet mopped with an antimicrobacterial
D. Walls and other furniture are spot cleaned, as
E. Sinks and faucets are cleaned.
4. As needed to maintain cleanliness of the procedure
A. All equipment, tables, carts, stools, furniture
5. On at least an annual basis, the entire procedure
areas--floors, ceilings, walls, and cabinets--are
rescrubbed, following the removal of all stored items.
All drawers and cabinets are opened and emptied of
contents during this scrub.
6. All materials necessary to carry out proper cleaning
functions are immediately available to the procedure
7. Items observed to be in need of repair are to be
removed from service, with repairs requested from
appropriate sources. If such items are contaminated
or have the potential for contamination, appropriate
safety measures will be utilized to assure the well-
being of those handling the items.
Daily housekeeping duties are performed by trained staff.
Outside supplemental services may be used from time to time
under contract upon demonstration of basic knowledge of
aseptic procedure and concern for maintenance of
confidentiality of patients and staff.
See the 'CLEANING AND SANITATION SCHEDULE' form.
Approved By Governing Board