Patient Safety Tool: Sample ASC Environmental Cleaning Policy and Procedure

The Oregon Patient Safety Commission offers a free, downloadable sample environmental cleaning policy and procedure for ambulatory surgery centers.

The policy and procedure was designed to help ASCs maintain a safe and clean environment and minimize the risk of exposure to potentially infectious microorganisms for both patients and healthcare employees. The document was created based on published research from a variety of organizations and federal agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses.

Download the ASC environmental cleaning policy and procedure (DOC) for use and adaption by your facility.

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