Which type of equipment is typically cleaned during the OSDC service?
Stretchers, wheelchairs, IV poles, trash cans, linen carts, over the bed tables, med carts, OR tables, mayo stands, ring carts, kick buckets, workstations on wheels, step stools, patient lifts, AND MORE…
How often should patient care equipment be deep cleaned?
We get this question every day. Of course, every facility is different, but our recommendation for rolling stock deep cleaning is quarterly or bi-annually (depending on the size of the facility).
How does the process actually work?
A fundamental aspect of our OSDC service is mobility. Our unique process allows us to move floor to floor and room to room to deep clean equipment when necessary.
An integral part of our service is the identification and tagging of the equipment for critical record keeping. Each piece of equipment receives a bar-code label and is scanned after it goes through the deep cleaning process. Upon completion of the service, customers receive a detailed report of the equipment that was cleaned. These records serve as a benchmark of your efforts to maintain the highest levels of cleanliness at your facility.
How does the tracking and reporting benefit your department?
The bar-coding of equipment began as a practical way for us to keep track of how many pieces of equipment we deep cleaned over the course of a shift. The reports have since evolved into a way for our customers to document their proactive efforts; most importantly in preparation for regulatory inspections.