Cleaning Routines


To protect patients and staff against infection.


The employer is responsible for ensuring that the procedure is known to the staff, as well as to ensure that the procedure is followed, and that the institution has access to the disinfectants that are to be used. Each employee is responsible for familiarizing themselves with the various disinfection methods, as well as the different agents’ areas of effect, application solution, and duration of action.


A sensor that has been in contact with a resident and/or their products (excreta, secretions, etc.) should be considered infected and must be disinfected after use and cleaned as follows:

  • If the sensor is visibly soiled, it must be washed in hot water then dried with paper/cloth.
  • Disinfect the sensor with 70% disinfection alcohol or higher. Follow the instructions for the use concentration, duration of action, and shelf life.
  • After disinfection, rinse the sensor with water and dry with paper/cloth.

If the sensor is to be switched between residents

If a sensor is to be switched between residents, the cleaning routine as described above must be performed. If a resident is infected with a notifiable disease/microbe according to the MSIS regulation, the sensor cannot be used by other residents.

The procedure for cleaning the sensor is in addition to other local infection control routines.

For further questions, contact our medical advisor Joyce at