Monitoring cleaning of surfaces

  • US 9,624,456 B2
  • Filed: 05/23/2014
  • Issued: 04/18/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/30/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method for evaluating cleaning within a hospital, the method comprising:

  • applying an amount of transparent indicator material to one or more environmental surfaces within the hospital, the transparent indicator material fluorescing upon exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation;

    determining if any of the transparent indicator material remains on the one or more environmental surfaces by exposing the one or more environmental surfaces to UV radiation after one or more opportunities to clean the one or more environmental surfaces by environmental services staff, thereby providing a quality of cleaning result; and

    training the environmental services staff on cleaning issues, wherein training the environmental services staff includes providing the environmental services staff with information regarding at least one selected from the group consisting of improved cleaning techniques, the quality of cleaning result, a baseline result, and locations of areas to be cleaned.

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