Chapter 7: Environmental Hygiene

By Michelle Hughes, Audrey Kenmir, Oona St-Amant, Caitlin Cosgrove, and Grace Sharpe


Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the importance of environmental hygiene.
  2. Distinguish the difference between cleaning and disinfecting. 
  3. Identify hot spots within the healthcare setting.   

Note: Always review and follow the hospital policies regarding infection prevention and control practices.



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