ETCS ATP Cleaning Verification

 

The ATP Cleaning Verification System is a rapid cleaning monitoring system used to help residential homes, care faculties, hospitals and other healthcare organisations achieve optimal standardised cleaning levels. The system uses bioluminescence technology to identify and measure adenosine triphosphate, commonly known as ATP.

 

 

ATP Cleaning Verification System

 

ETCS ATP Cleaning Verification System is a tool used to:

  • Educate environmental services professionals and other personnel on proper cleaning technique

  • Monitor and improve the cleanliness levels of surfaces in healthcare facilities

  • Monitor the effects of changes within a cleaning program

  • Document and track individual and overall cleaning performance

  • Monitor and improve the cleanliness levels of surfaces in healthcare facilities

  • Monitor the effects of changes within a cleaning program

  • Document and track individual and overall cleaning performance

 

 

Healthcare facilities that implement an objective monitoring system experience a 42% increase in cleaning thoroughness.

 

We actively encourage all healthcare facilities to develop preventative programs to optimize and monitor the thoroughness of high-touch surface cleaning.

ATP Cleaning Verification System enables healthcare organisations to:

  • Instantly assess the cleanliness of surfaces, allowing immediate corrective action to be taken

  • Reduce or eliminate variation in surface cleaning performance by standardizing acceptable cleaning levels

  • Improve and enhance the training of environmental services personnel

  • Provide insight into whether current cleaning processes and tools are sufficient or below adequate

  • Reduce the use of conventional microbiological testing methods that are slow, labor intensive, and costly

  • Record and track test results to identify problem areas, make improvements, and show due diligence to auditors and compliance with regulations

  • Enhance environmental cleaning programs which help to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria and viruses that are associated with healthcare associated infections

  • Ensure patient safety and increase patient satisfaction by demonstrating a greater commitment to environmental cleanliness.

ETCS ATP Cleaning Verification System,

healthcare facilities are able to create a standard

by which to measure cleaning effectiveness.

 

What is ATP?

 

ATP is an energy molecule found in all living cells that allows cellular metabolism to take place. All organic matter contains ATP, including blood, saliva, and bacteria. In healthcare facilities, organic matter such as bodily fluids, blood, and bacteria left on surfaces can become a point of cross- contamination between patients and staff, leading to infections if not properly cleaned.  Therefore, the detection of ATP on a surface after cleaning is an indication of improper cleaning.

 

Establishing Test Locations and Limits

 

Our System comes with a preset pass limit of 25 RLU and fail limit of 50 RLU. These limits are based on studies conducted in healthcare facilities, and a starting point from which custom limits can be refined.

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