Cleaning of Equipment Used on Patients

(stethoscope, reflex hammers, otoscopes, etc.)

  • Use dedicated disposable equipment in isolation rooms as often as possible.
  • Clean equipment after each use.
  • Use the disinfectant wipes provided in clinical areas; alcohol wipes may be used except as described below.
  • Bleach wipes are to be used when the patient is suspected or known to have C. diff or norovirus.

Cleaning of Equipment Used on Patients