Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Cleanroom Cleaning and Disinfection: Eight Steps for Success

The CDC Handbook: A Guide to Cleaning and Disinfecting Cleanrooms


Cleanrooms in healthcare and pharmaceutical facilities must be kept in a state of microbiological control. This article outlines eight key steps for keeping a cleanroom clean.

Cleanrooms in healthcare and pharmaceutical facilities must be kept in a state of microbiological control. This is achieved in a number of ways, including the physical operation of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems, control of materials, properly gowned and trained personnel, and through the use of defined cleaning techniques, together with the application of detergents and disinfectants.

The object of cleaning and disinfection is to achieve appropriate microbiological cleanliness levels for the class of cleanroom for an appropriate period of time. Thus the cleaning and disinfection of cleanrooms is an important part of contamination control.

This article examines the eight key steps to be followed, in relation to cleaning and disinfection, in helping to keep cleanrooms “clean.”

See Tim Sandle’s article in Controlled Environments magazine here.



Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle

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