Patient Safety Tool: Environmental Checklist for Monitoring Terminal Cleaning From CDC


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created a free, downloadable environmental checklist for monitor terminal cleaning.


The checklist has the user identify whether high-touch room surfaces, those sites most frequently contaminated and touched by patients and/or healthcare workers, have been cleaned, not cleaned or are not present in the room.


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It also asks the user to identify the monitoring method used, such as direct observation, swab cultures or fluorescent gel.


Download the environmental checklist (doc) for adaptation and use in your facility.


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