COVID-19 Procedure: Disinfection Procedures for COVID-19 Isolation Ward Area:

COVID-19 Procedure: Disinfection Procedures for COVID-19 Isolation Ward Area

This process template is part of our COVID-19 Procedures pack. 

It is built as a reproduction of the procedures outlined in the Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment (2020) produced by The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine (FAHZU). 

FAHZU had great success in combatting the novel Coronavirus COVID-19 and this handbook outlines best-practices, procedures, and useful charts for hospitals and medical centers to practically employ. 

The items contained within the handbook were compiled according to clinical experience. 

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Process Street is not a medical institution and the items contained in this process template are illustrative and not intended to be understood as medical advice. Please refer to the attached PDF document for any and all medical or operational recommendations. 

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Disinfect the floor and walls

  • 1
    Visible pollutants shall be completely removed before disinfection and handled in accordance with disposal procedures of blood and bodily fluid spills;
  • 2
    Disinfect the floor and walls with 1000 mg/L chlorine-containing disinfectant through floor mopping, spraying or wiping;
  • 3
    Make sure that disinfection is conducted for at least 30 minutes;
  • 4
    Carry out disinfection three times a day and repeat the procedure at any time when there is contamination.

Disinfect object surfaces

  • 1
    Visible pollutants should be completely removed before disinfection and handled in accordance with disposal procedures of blood and bodily fluid spills;
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    Wipe the surfaces of objects with 1000 mg/L chlorine-containing disinfectant or wipes with effective chlorine; wait for 30 minutes and then rinse with clean water. Perform disinfection procedure three times a day (repeat at any time when contamination is suspected);
  • 3
    Wipe cleaner regions first, then more contaminated regions: first wipe the object surfaces that are not frequently touched, and then wipe the object surfaces that are frequently touched. (Once an object surface is wiped clean, replace the used wipe with a new one).

Disinfect the air

  • 1
    Plasma air sterilizers can be used and continuously run for air disinfection in an environment with human activity;
  • 2
    If there are no plasma air sterilizers, use ultraviolet lamps for 1 hour each time. Perform this operation three times a day.

Dispose of fecal matter and sewage

  • 1
    Before being discharged into the municipal drainage system, fecal matter and sewage must be disinfected by treating with chlorine-containing disinfectant (for the initial treatment, the active chlorine must be more than 40 mg/L). Make sure the disinfection time is at least 1.5 hours;
  • 2
    The concentration of total residual chlorine in the disinfected sewage should reach 10 mg/L.

Confirm the area has been disinfected

Notes on floor and walls

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Notes on object surfaces

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Notes on the air

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Notes on disposal of waste

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Approval: Approve the disinfection

Will be submitted for approval:
  • Confirm the area has been disinfected
    Will be submitted

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