Hygiene guide in health centers

Hygiene in health centers is a basic weapon to prevent nosocomial infections and ranges from patient hygiene to waste treatment.

The main fear in socio-health centers, nursing homes or nursing homes are nosocomial infections. And although it is impossible to eradicate them, several studies show that hygiene helps reduce them considerably.
Next, we will review some basic points for hygiene in health centers or nursing homes.

Hygiene of health technical personnel
Bedridden Patient Hygiene
Treatments against odor pollution
Waste collection and treatment
Treatment of hospital clothes
Cleaning material for health centers
Chemicals for cleaning and disinfection

Hygiene of health technical personnel
Personnel in charge of patient care should pay special attention to the use of Personal Protective Equipment such as gloves. These should be replaced after the treatment of infectious patients or whenever it is suspected that they are contaminated.
Hand hygiene should also be a constant practice and will always be carried out with soap and water.

And to complete hand hygiene, you can not miss the Hand Medic cream, a skin conditioner that in addition to repairing wear after multiple washes, acts as a protector against external agents.

Bedridden Patient Hygiene

While it is true that bedridden adult hygiene has evolved a lot in recent decades, it is still a critical point in nursing homes or socio-health centers.
It will be the degree of autonomy of each patient that will determine if hygiene is carried out by geriatric shower or if the patient is washed directly in bed.
For this last option there are innovative solutions such as soapy sponges, which make the task of the technical health personnel more comfortable and the experience of patients less unpleasant.
In addition, there are also impregnated wipes and specially designed for the hygiene of the bedridden adult that provide extra hydration after use.

Treatments against odor pollution
Odoriferous pollution is a fairly common problem in health centers and, although many think so, the solution to combat it is not the air fresheners.
Microdor is a deodorizer that, thanks to its active composition of natural enzymes, disintegrates bad odors, instead of masking them as air fresheners do.
Many times, the odoriferous contamination is caused by biological waste. Supersorb facilitates its collection, as it solidifies liquid and semi-liquid waste. In addition, being also based on enzymes, it ends up with the smelly particles and prevents them from dispersing in the environment.

Waste collection and treatment

The selection of waste in the health centers is especially important to avoid cross contamination problems.
For this, in addition to differentiating, as usual, between plastics, glass, paper and organic remains, we will have special bags to deposit non-specific sanitary waste.
These are the so-called GII bags, which have superior resistance and are specially approved for the collection of non-specific sanitary waste.
What can we discard in these bags? From material of priests such as gauze, dressings or strips, to gloves, diapers or soapers, among others.
In addition to having GII bags, it is advisable that the bins or containers used have a lid and pedal for a more hygienic use.

Treatment of hospital clothes
Clothing derived from the activity in the socio-health centers is also commonly known as hospital clothing and must be properly selected and handled to ensure that, after finishing the process, it returns clean to the starting point.

The manipulation of the robbery is a particularly delicate step, since the germs usually adhere to the tissue and it is at that moment when they shoot out.

Laundry carts of different colors help separate dirty clothes according to their type or risk. In addition, by containing a lid, they keep the clothes isolated until it reaches its destination.

In this infographic you can see the recommended color code for the selection of dirty clothes and what clothes each group includes.