We Clean Medical Facilities and Offices
SanMar’s mission is to partner with healthcare professionals to prevent the spread of Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs) in New York City, Brooklyn, Queen’s and the Bronx. We hope that through our efforts in keeping up with research and innovation, we all can continue to create advanced aseptic techniques in healthcare cleaning.
SanMar’s Medical Facility Cleaning process is informed by AORN (Association of pre-Operative Registered Nurses) and CDC (Centers for Disease Control) guidelines, standards, and recommendations.
Our training ensure that SanMar cleaning professionals understand current local NYC cleaning for healthcare regulations, basic understanding of microbiology and cleaning solution chemistry, so that all our professional cleaners know the correct way to clean your facility with approved aseptic cleaning procedures that reduce the risk of Healthcare Acquired Infections.
SanMar’s cleaning professionals work to reduce the risk of infections and cross-contamination of medical facilities. Our service works to identify and correctly clean the critical control points throughout your facility that can transmit HAIs.
The Importance of Medical-Environmental Cleaning
Healthcare-associated infections affect two million people annually, yet one third of those cases are considered preventable if proper infection control procedures are in place. The goal of the SanMar cleaning process is to preserve a clean environment for patients, visitors and healthcare staff, while contributing to the reduction of HAIs through efficient and effective surface hygiene.
The SanMar cleaning process removes biological contamination from environmental and equipment surfaces in the environment of care in order to prevent the transmission of the microorganism from patient to patient, from patients to healthcare workers, and from patients to visitors.
How Healthcare Facilities Are Cleaned
SanMar’s aseptic cleaning process is unlike cleaning a standard work environment. Environmental Services (ES) personnel require proper training and education on critical and non-critical cleaning and disinfecting protocols, and must use advanced personal protective equipment (such as masks, gloves and gowns) while cleaning critical care areas where surfaces may be contaminated with infectious microorganisms.
Additionally, they must use proper Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved, hospital-grade cleaning and disinfectant products on all surfaces in any areas that may have become contaminated and must be cleaned and disinfected.
Aseptic medical cleaning immediately reduces microbial levels on areas which require special attention and are all to often overlooked, including high-touch areas such as tables, phones, door handles, light switches, remote controls and computer keyboards. In rooms we clean the top, front, sides, headboard, mattress, frame and side rails of patient beds. Aseptic cleaning begins with the highest surface and cleans from the top down until every surface has been cleaned and disinfected.
Expertly Enhanced Cleaning Methods
The process of aseptic cleaning is the foundation of the Sanmar cleaning process with enhanced effectiveness due to our use of the advanced cleaning implements and utilizing the safest and best chemistry technology available today including:
- Strict color-coding methodology of cleaning equipment to avoid cross contamination
- Microfiber technology in all cleaning cloths and mopping programs to improve soil and matter containment and removal
- Flat-mopping technology to increase efficiency, improve soil removal and further eliminate cross contamination with our no-dip methods
- Only hospital-grade disinfectant chemistry is used in all cleaning compounds delivering the highest efficacy of clean on the market today
- HEPA multi-filtration, high-efficiency vacuuming technology providing air filtering down to .3 microns
- Revolutionary “no touch” system for soil removal and containment provides results that exceed standards required for food contact surfaces
Fully-Trained Cleaning Professionals that Know How to Clean the Right Way
As part of the SanMar training process, SanMar professional cleaners undergo in-depth study combined with real world, hands-on education in a medical environment. This training prepares employees as professional environmental service providers who understand how aseptic cleaning can help reduce the risk of Healthcare Acquired Infections. This includes the following concerns:
- Air-borne Pathogen Cleaning and air disinfectant
- Blood-borne Pathogen Cleaning
- Disinfectant Solutions
- Aseptic Cleaning
- Basic Microbiological Disinfectants
- Safety and Security
- Universal Precautions
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Terminal Cleaning and Outbreak Containment