Updated on November 11, 2021
These days, disinfecting medical clinics properly is vital since these facilities receive numerous patients of COVID-19 each day and are high-risk spaces for outbreaks. This is the very reason why many people have avoided medical checkups or routine visits to their physicians since the pandemic started, in an attempt to guard themselves against the virus.
In this article, we offer our expertise and knowledge on the subject of professional disinfection to show you how to disinfect medical clinics. Doing it right is the key to protecting healthcare workers, patients, and visitors from viruses, bacteria, and other contaminants that they could come in contact with.
How to Clean and Disinfect Medical Clinics
Medical clinics are to be disinfected and sanitized thoroughly, considering that pathogens are not visible to the naked eye. To achieve this, our recommendation is to use foggers or sprayers, as these devices have the ability to turn liquid disinfectants into tiny droplets that can reach even the most hard-to-reach spots.
Medical clinics have many high-traffic areas where disinfection should be focused on, such as waiting rooms, examination rooms, cafeterias, hallways, elevators, as well as entries and exits. In addition, there are several high-touch surfaces in medical facilities that need to be disinfected frequently and consistently like examination tables, waiting room chairs, information counters, elevator buttons, cafeteria tables, and the tablets or electronic devices that are usually shared among healthcare workers on a daily basis.
When disinfecting a medical clinic, cleaning staff should also be mindful of syringes, used cotton balls, disposable gowns, masks, gloves, and other types of waste that could potentially spread diseases between patients, staff, and visitors. In fact, medical waste is one of the leading causes of diseases and illnesses in medical settings if these materials are not dumped in the respective disposal areas, and if these areas are not kept clean.
One of the most important considerations to be made when creating a disinfection plan for medical clinics is the selection of disinfectants. This is because not all disinfectants are safe to be sprayed around people or even plants, and medical settings need to be disinfected often, usually while staff, patients, and visitors are present. In this case, our recommendation is to use all-natural and hypoallergenic disinfectants like Ultra-Lyte and other effective products you can discover in our Disinfectants section.
Another important consideration is to think about the type of medical facility that needs to be disinfected to determine the devices, products, and techniques that should be used. Some of the most common medical facilities are dental offices, veterinary clinics, and family clinics.
For smaller medical settings, we recommend using a Nano Atomizer, which is a great dry fogger to disinfect exam rooms between patients, and at the end of the day. For larger medical facilities, we think it’s best to use an Electrostatic Sprayer like the Disinfecto, which offers deep disinfection in very little time.
Step by Step Guide to Disinfecting Medical Clinics
- Turn on the Nano Atomizer or Disinfecto.
- Spray disinfectant on areas and surfaces such as exam tables, chairs, medical cabinets, counters, and even the floor.
- Don't wipe the places you just disinfected. Let the product air dry.
- You’re done. Carry on with your day.
Air Disinfection for Medical Clinics
Last, but not least, medical clinics should take care of their indoor air quality (IAQ) by using an air filtration device to purify the air inside their facilities. These machines use advanced technology to kill airborne contaminants such as viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens in the air and on surfaces.
At Disinfect & Fog, we have a great selection of air filtration devices that can be used to treat exam rooms, patient rooms, and other medium-sized spaces at the end of the day or when a patient is discharged. Trust us, these machines make all the difference.
And that was our complete guide to disinfect medical clinics. If you have any questions about this topic or want to know how we may be able to help you, feel free to call us at 1-855-561-4512.