Appendix C – Example of high-touch surfaces in a specialized patient area

Best Practices for Environmental Cleaning in Global Healthcare Facilities with Limited Resources

The materials on this page were created for use in global healthcare facilities with limited resources, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Environmental cleaning resources designed for U.S. healthcare facilities can be found at Healthcare Environment Infection Prevention.

High touch surfaces include, but are not limited to:

  • bed rails
  • bed frames
  • moveable lamps
  • tray table
  • bedside table
  • handles
  • IV poles
  • blood-pressure cuff


Identify and clean all high touch surfaces in the patient zone.