coffee cleaners/water jugs

edited August 2017 in JCAHO Watch
Who in your organization cleans coffee makers and water jugs? Dietary, maintenance, or nursing/volunteers?

Thank you and have a good day,
Please contact me if I can be of further assistance.

Tammy Owens RN, MSN
Director of Accreditation Services
Wise Health System Decatur,TX
(940) 626-3856


  • edited August 2017
    To clarify the terminology of cleaned vs. dusting:

    •  Cleaned is make free of dirt, marks, or mess, disinfect especially by washing, wiping using an appropriate wipe (i.e.: PDI Wipes, Clorox Wipes, etc.) per manufacturer’s instructions.
    •  Dusting is to remove the dust from the surface of (something) by wiping or brushing it.

    VENDOR Owned equipment in departments are the responsibility of the DEPARTMENT to keep CLEAN:

    • Keurig and other coffee machines
    • Water Coolers (i.e.: Poland Spring, Accupure)
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