Surface Inspection and Repair Protocol

We recommended that CleanPatch and CleanPatch-V be utilized as part of a Surface Inspection and Repair program in your healthcare facility. Here are five points to consider:

  • Determine who will manage CleanPatch application in each clinical area (typically Environmental Services, Nursing or Facilities & Maintenance)
  • Inspect surfaces during or after every terminal cleaning
  • Ensure that CleanPatch products are readily available at the point of use
  • Review the application instructions 
  • Keep track of repairs to monitor the durability and cost savings

 

There are three basic steps of a Surface Inspection and Repair program;

Step 1 - Inspection

  • Clean the surface and let fully dry
  • Look for signs of warping or staining, or any signs of damage
  • The paper towel test may be used to detect fluid at the core. Press down over the damaged area, if the paper appears wet or stained, the surface has failed the test.

Step 2 - Intervention

  • Use CleanPatch or CleanPatch-V on surfaces with no evidence of fluid ingress 
  • Do not apply more than four to six CleanPatch or CleanPatch-V on a single surface

Step 3 - Tracking

  • Track your repair by writing the date on CleanPatch when applied

 

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