Microfiber as a Tool for Environmental Cleaning in Healthcare


Instructor: Sue Barnes
Product ID: 706034

  • Duration: 60 Min
The focus of this webinar is to explain the most significant pathogens transmitted on environmental surfaces. The presentation will highlight products and practices for cleaning the healthcare environment, particularly microfiber mops and cloths. It will also detail the benefits of microfiber.
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Why Should You Attend:

One of the principal sources of the most dangerous infection-causing pathogens in hospitals is environmental surfaces. If effective cleaning protocols and products are not applied, pathogens such as methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), Clostridium difficile, vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), ESBL, Norovirus, and Acinetobacter, can remain viable on environmental surfaces for prolonged periods. This webinar will discuss the use of Microfiber as a Tool for Environmental Cleaning in Healthcare.

It is estimated that preventable healthcare-related infections affect 721,800 Americans annually and cost the lives of as many as 75,000 patients. This can be equated to 767- plane full of passengers crashing every day. Clinical studies show that 50-60% of healthcare-related infections can be prevented by employing evidence-based products and best practices. This presentation will discuss the most significant pathogens transmitted on environmental surfaces and highlight the Products and practices for cleaning the healthcare environment, particularly the microfiber mops and cloths. The benefits of microfiber will be listed.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Share one way in which environmentally transmitted pathogens impact HAI risk.
  • Describe two challenges faced by EVS departments.
  • Compare cotton to microfiber as a cleaning tool.
  • Describe the benefits of disposable microfiber.

Who Will Benefit:

  • Environmental services staff (housekeepers in healthcare)
  • Infection prevention professionals
Instructor Profile:
Sue Barnes

Sue Barnes
Clinical consultant, Clinical Consultant Infection Prevention and Control

Sue Barnes, RN, CIC, FAPIC, is an independent clinical consultant. She was formerly the national director of Infection Prevention for Kaiser Permanente. She is Board certified in Infection Control and Prevention and was granted the designation of Fellow of APIC in 2015 (FAPIC). She has been in the field of Infection Prevention since 1989. She has participated in the development of a number of APIC guides, and served as a speaker for organizations including AORN and APIC. In addition, Sue has been published in journals including AORN Journal, American Journal of Infection Control, The Joint Commission Source for Compliance Strategies and The Permanente Journal. She served on the National APIC Board of Directors from 2010 to 2012, and the San Francisco chapter board of directors from 2007 to 2017.

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