When it comes to hospital one major aspect is important to the health and well-being of patients there—sterility. I know, I know, you were probably thinking about doctors, nurses, and other trained staff members.
While they are equally important, if it were not for specialty cleaning cloths in a hospital, germs would be quickly spread and who knows what both patients and doctors alike would wind up catching or spreading around among each other and other patients that are staying there.
Germs are one of the major things that hospitals try to control, as if they get out of hand or go too far, a lot of complications and issues can rise. One of those major concerns would be those among newborns, elderly, and those who have had surgeries or weakened immune systems susceptible to disease or getting sick.
What kinds of materials are best to keep a sanitary and sterile environment?
Thanks to advances in technology and cleaning methods there are a few different things that can be used. One of those is a microfiber cleaning mop and the other would be a microfiber cleaning cloth. As they are able to clean effectively without spreading dirt, residue and contamination of chemicals around, these are the best choices to go with.
Why a specialty cleaning cloth though?
Patients who are staying for a time over night in the hospital and are sick need the most sterile environment possible and this includes new mothers and newborns.
Most typical cleaning clothes when it comes to dust and dirt will just shake them in to the air and cause them to be breathed in by patients. You can see why this would be especially harmful to a newborn or the elderly who already have compromised immune systems.
As they have a natural attraction to dust, dirt and debris, a cleaning cloth can safely lift all the unnecessary grime off a surface without polluting the air with debris. They actually attract one another so it all attaches itself to the cloth and aren’t wondering around in the air.
Furthermore, as they require being boiled to clean them this also entails that any virus or germs that may have come in contact with the cloth are already being sterilized out and can’t contaminate anything else.
You won’t find this in your standard cleaning cloth because they’re able to be laundered with dirty and soiled linen and may sit for a period of time breeding and collecting germs and pollutants while waiting to be washed.
Finally, they’re a necessary item in hospitals because they won’t contaminate anything. Some things like mops especially, will contaminate the chemicals used to clean with the dirt that is removed. However, when it comes to specialty cloths it retains the dirt and allows the cleaning materials to keep doing their job without using dirty chemicals to clean over other surfaces in the area. They’re just a better choice.