Healthcare Cleaning Forum
Hospital environmental hygiene;
care for patients, personnel and environment
Effective cleaning practices and proper disinfecting products are directly responsible for reduced rates of healthcare-acquired infections. The Healthcare Cleaning Forum will take place during Interclean Amsterdam on 12 May 2022. The forum aims to raise profile for the importance of hygiene in the healthcare sector, for the benefit of both patients and hospitals.
An impression of the Forum
To get an impression of the Healthcare Cleaning Forum, you can watch the presentations of Prof. Didier Pittet and Dr. Pierre Parneix from WHO from Interclean Amsterdam Online.
Healthcare environmental hygiene is a crucial building block in slowing this pandemic and preventing SARS CoV-2 from being spread during the delivery of healthcare. Though the pandemic has greatly increased focus on social distancing, hand hygiene and wearing masks, environmental hygiene is an often-neglected aspect of infection prevention.
About Healthcare Cleaning Forum 2022
Environmental Cleaning and disinfection are important instruments to reduce the rates of healthcare-associated infections (HAI’s). Multiple factors influence the efficiency of cleaning involving procedures, training&education, technology and materials; Healthcare providers are looking for scientifically proofed and evidence based innovative solutions.
The purpose of the Healthcare Cleaning Forum is to emphasise the importance of environmental cleaning in hospitals and Long term care institutions by facilitate the exchange of knowledge, innovations and best practices on environmental cleaning as part of HAI prevention strategies. The Healthcare Cleaning Forum event provides a unique opportunity for healthcare providers on various organisational levels, including e.g. infection prevention specialists, facility managers, procurement officers and representatives of cleaning service companies and the industry.
The HCF program is developed in close cooperation with the CleanHospitals Initiative and representatives of infection prevention controllers and healthcare facility managers.
- In the morning a plenary program offers keynotes on necessity, efficiency, procedures, novel technology and future developments.
- Coffee and lunch breaks provide possibilities to discuss and network with delegates and keynote speakers.
- In the afternoon several tracks highlight topics more in depth. Guided tours offer the opportunity to see the most important innovative cleaning solutions at the Interclean trade show and/or to attend demonstrations on hospital cleaning.