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

Best Practices for Environmental Cleaning in Healthcare Facilities: in RLS

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.