IPC: Cleaning and Disinfection in LTC Settings

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

“Long-term care (LTC) settings are communities where residents congregate closely in shared spaces, and equipment is used between residents, staff, visitors, and vendors who enter and leave frequently. This makes LTC an ideal environment for germs to spread and risks the lives and well-being of residents and staff.

Proper cleaning and disinfection is crucial to preventing and controlling the spread of any infection. Like many processes, cleaning and disinfection must be done correctly to be effective. This resource will provide all staff in the long-term care setting with information to help them understand and perform the steps required to clean and disinfect properly.”

This 11-page printable, interactive guide is a great resource!  It was posted to the NETEC (National Emerging Special Pathogens Training & Education Center) website on July 27, 2022.

It would make a great handout for a refresher inservice as well as education/training for new employees and placement on staff bulletin boards for reference.