Chiropractor Office Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sanitizing
The chiropractic profession has grown to become one of the most frequent providers of non-allopathic care for a multitude of neuromusculoskeletal conditions, including lower back, neck, and joint pain. Traditionally hands-on, chiropractors treat a variety of conditions with manual manipulation of the spinal column and joints. By this very nature of the procedure, hand-to-hand patient contact is required, and for many procedures, the patient is placed on a treatment table with a specially fitted headrest that has a facepiece to provide a comfortable position for the patient. Every patient that walks into your office is most likely going to have some type of contact with your table, making cleaning and disinfecting its surfaces critical to ensuring their health and safety while in your care.
CDC guidance is to practice routine and frequent cleaning with soap and water and disinfecting of objects and surfaces that are frequently touched in the chiropractor’s offices. Disposable gloves should be worn to clean and disinfect. To disinfect, use products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against SAR-CoV-2. Using diluted bleach or alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol may also work.
Cleaning After Someone Has Suspected or Confirmed COVID
- Close off areas used by the person who is sick
- Open outside doors and windows to increase air circulation in the area
- Wait 24 hours before you clean or disinfect
- Clean and disinfect all areas used by the person who is sick, such as offices, bathrooms, common area, shared electronic equipment, and furniture
- Continue routine cleaning and disinfection.
Recommendations For Chiropractic Businesses That Reopen
- Educate workers on proper cleaning, laundry, trash pick-up routines, and how to recognize the symptoms of COVID-19.
- Provide instructions on what to do if employees develop symptoms within 14 days after their last possible exposure to the virus.
- Develop policies for worker protection and provide training to all cleaning staff prior to providing cleaning tasks.
- Ensure workers are trained on the hazards of the cleaning chemical used in the workplace.
- Consider how your workspace can be reconfigured to encourage social distancing.
Providing a Safe Place for Chiropractic Treatment
Whether cleaning or disinfecting your chiropractic table, it’s important to remind yourself that sure safety is important too. Be sure to wear gloves when cleaning and disinfecting, so the solutions don’t come into contact with your skin. Also, ventilate the area around your office as well as you can so you’re not breathing in the fumes. Cleaning and disinfecting your tables will ensure patient safety. Select cleaning solutions and a schedule that works for your office create a healthy cleaning habit into your practice.
As always, a safer practice leads to happier patients. SaniSafe Pro is committed to helping fight the spread of COVID-19 and other viral illnesses. Using our industry-leading cleaning techniques and patented Durisan solution, we can improve the cleanliness and safety of our client’s properties. Contact us to learn about our commercial cleaning and sanitizing services.