ProNatural Brand’s Tip of The Week: Using Citric Acid to Clean and Disinfect Patient Chairs in Medical Offices

Most medical facilities have programs in place to clean and disinfect patient chairs.

But since the pandemic, those protocols have increased dramatically, all with the goal of protecting health and reducing cleaning’s impact on the environment and promoting sustainability.

Because citric-acid-based disinfectants are increasingly used for disinfecting patient chairs, here is how to use citric-acid-based disinfectants most effectively:

  • Clean all hard/non-porous surfaces first.
  • Apply the disinfectant to all surface areas that must be disinfected.
  • Make sure the surface stays wet. If it dries, reapply the citric-acid-based disinfectant.
  • Wait for ten minutes. This will ensure more health-risking organisms are eliminated.
  • Do not rinse. LEXX® Disinfectant & Cleaner only needs to airdry.

We would also add one more detail.

Frequently we are asked how often should patient chairs be cleaned and disinfected?

Because bacteria on a patient’s chair can linger for hours, even days, to reduce the risk of infection, they should be cleaned after each patient has left the room.

However, that is not always possible. Instead, create a schedule of cleaning all patient chairs several times throughout the day.

More information is available here.


Related Posts