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Prioritizing Clean Beds (Boarders Expeditor Tile) - Procedure - NSHA AD-C3-170


There are times that waiting 45 minutes for a regular inpatient bed and 2.5 hours for a contaminated bed to be cleaned is not possible and bed cleaning must be expeditated. There could be a variety of reasons including overcrowding, the implementation of unit or site surge plans, or a unit has multiple dirty beds and the beds were not entered as priority into the Red Alert System.

Accessing clean beds is important to patient flow. As a result, an urgent bed clean alert is used on the Boarders Expeditor Tile (C3). This procedure outlines the steps to request urgent cleaning of a patient bed.