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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources Especially for Environmental Services

As an Environmental Services Professional, you are the front line in Infection Prevention in hospital environments. You know how to prepare for and manage viruses in your facility. Lately, you’ve likely been in extended meetings about COVID-19, and have even donned PPE yourself to take on the extra burden of disinfecting affected environments in your facilities.

To assist you in navigating the mounds of information currently online, here are quick links to factual resources we’ve found that are especially directed to Hospital Environmental Services:

Disinfecting

Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations:
Interim Recommendations for Suspected/Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/cleaning-disinfection.html

Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control FAQs for COVID-19
Source: Centers for Disease Control  and Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/infection-control/infection-prevention-control-faq.html

Environmental Infection Control Guidelines
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guidelines/environmental/index.html

Disinfectants

Using Disinfectants to Control the COVID-19 Virus
Source: National Pesticide Information Center and Prevention
http://npic.orst.edu/ingred/ptype/amicrob/covid19.html

List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 (The cause of Covid-19)
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2

Personal Protective Equipment

Sequence for Donning and Doffing Personal Protective Equipment
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/hai/pdfs/ppe/ppe-sequence.pdf

Healthcare Supply of Personal Protective Equipment
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/healthcare-supply-ppe-index.html

 

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