The medical environment plays an important role in disease transmission and it can be direct cause of the infection of both, patients and personnel. The healthcare centre hygiene is one of the fundamental aspects of infection control. Today is considered that everything around the patient and personnel should enjoy a complete hygiene to prevent those potential infections, ensuring patient’s trust being attended in a safety centre.

In particular the evaluated competences are:

  • Cleaning of equipment and utensils
  • Cleaning procedures
  • Verification criteria of the cleaning and conditioning of material
  • Material disinfection
  • Methods and techniques of disinfection
  • Material sterilization
  • Methods of sterilization
  • Sterilization control
  • Prevention and control of hospital infections
  • Isolation procedures
  • Hygiene techniques
  • Clinical wastes
  • Sampling techniques


  • Improve patient recognition
  • Improve center safety
  • Patient satisfaction
  • Provides differentiation from other centres
  • Establish consistent ethic protocols
  • Potentially reduces liability insurance costs