A terminal, or thorough, cleaning routine may be performed in addition to the
end of day cleaning. Some areas may be overlooked if schedules were not done.
Terminal cleaning is sometimes referred to as deep cleaning.
a. Move all removable equipment and furniture to the hallway or opposite side
of the room.
Scrub all kick buckets and racks.
Vacuum air conditioner grills.
Clean all shelves and cabinets.
Damp wipe with disinfectant solution all overhead lights.
Wash wall surfaces with disinfectant solution.
Damp wipe all furniture and equipment to include wheels and casters.
h. Empty all soap dispensers, change tubing, disassemble foot pedals, and
clean dispensers and foot pedal. Refill dispensers and reassemble foot pedal.
i. Remove the operating table cushions and removable pads. Scrub cushions
and pads in sink. Thoroughly clean the entire operating table. Remake the operating
Scrub all sinks with disinfectant solution.
Flood floor with disinfectant solution, machine scrub, pick up solution with
Return all furniture and equipment to room when floor has dried.