To support the goals of the healthcare community by providing Environmental Service Professionals and Infection Control Preventionists with training programs and best practices to promote regulatory compliance, safety, environmental concerns, and cost effective measures thereby improving the experience of patients, visitors, and staff throughout the healthcare continuum.
- Training of hospital staff
- Evaluating and implementing improved technologies
- Certification of facilities, staff, or services
- Consultation to improve environmental services practices
I. Training of Hospital Staff:
Through local seminars provide the transfer of information to healthcare professionals to increase their awareness of the latest developments within their field of practice and to assist them in being more effective practitioners, managers and supervisors.
The development, promotion, and administration of one-day seminars on timely topics for hospital personnel to assist them in providing improved services.
Specialized Training Events:
The development, promotion, and administration of seminars on specialized topics such as floor care, environmental surface cleaning, green product use and other topics needing in-depth study to improve hospital operations.
II. Evaluating and Implementing Improved Technologies:
Through on-site demonstrations, trials, and special studies evaluate the application of new technologies and practices that will assist hospitals in reducing healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) increase their sustainability efforts to implement greener practices and use products with less of an impact on the environment.
Detergent-Free Cleaning Using Microfiber Cloths:
To assist hospitals in moving towards improved cleaning of high risk objects involving environmental surfaces in patient rooms. These services include: the documentation of current practices, as measured with the 3M Clean-Trace™ ATP System; training staff in the “concentrated cleaning method” using detergent-free cleaner and bleach applied with microfiber cloths; documenting improvements through ATP monitoring; and preparing a Process Improvement report for the facility.
Hospital Sustainability Strategies:
To assist hospitals in their efforts to implement more sustainable practices in cleaning and managing the environmental services within their facilities.
III. Certification of Facilities, Staff, or Services:
Provide certification services to document that facilities, staff or services meet established standards.
Certifying Environmental Surface Cleanliness in Hospitals:
Conduct measurements of the cleanliness of environmental surfaces with hospitals using the 3M Clean-Trace™ ATP System to document whether standards of cleanliness have been met by environmental services staff.
IEHA Certified Executive Housekeeper Training:
Provide the oversight and administration of the IEHA Executive Housekeeper program to managers, supervisors, and those desiring to become managers of environmental services within hospitals.
Certification of Services:
To certify that re-usable sharps container programs meet standards of cleanliness using the 3M Clean-Trace™ ATP System prior to being returned to service within hospitals.
IV. Consultation to Improve Environmental Services:
Provide administrative reviews and consultation services to hospitals and health systems to improve environmental services equipment operation practices, management or supervision of staff, and to be in compliance with regulatory requirements.
EVS Consultation Services:
Provide hospitals with environmental consultative expertise to assist in the improvement of operations of their environmental services.