Hospital Run Cleaning
Non Biohazard Run Cleaning:
- Dirty Runs should be marked with a blue patient identification card folded into the cage bars.
- Remove all items from the cage including bedding, water bowls, cage paper and place in laundry bins, dishwasher or garbage.
- Prop the floor grates against the walls. They may stay in the run to be cleaned.
- If needed, grates can be removed and placed is the wash area to be cleaned.
- With run door closed (non-glass runs), spray with HDQ from a foam gun attached to a high pressure hose. Open door and spray all walls and floor of run.
- If run has a glass door, spray the inside with the foam HDQ, the outside should be sprayed with a handheld squirt bottle of HDQ and wiped with paper towels after a 10 minute sit.
- Once HDQ has completely coated surface, scrub away any organic material with a deck brush and spray with HDQ again.
- If the grates are left in the run, spray with HDQ, scrub front sides and back and then spray with HDQ again.
- Allow the run and grates to sit for 10 minutes- using the back of identification car to write the time.
- After 10 minutes, flush the run thoroughly with warm water, removing any HDQ residue.
- Spray front and back of grates with water, flushing away any HDQ residue.
- Squeegee the run free of water to the drain.
- Lay grates down- towel dry if the run is to be used immediately by another patient
- Remove blue identification card and discard.