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          Aesthetically, an uncluttered look is far more appealing to the eye than an untidy one.
   Other environmental factors,such as color and noise, can also enhance or hinder the progress of a
person’s physical condition. In the past, almost all healthcare facilities used white as a basic color
 for walls and bedside equipment. However, research has shown that the use of color is calming and
restful to the patient, and, as has been previously stated, rest is a very important healing agent in any
kind of illness.

         Noise control is another environmental element that requires your attention. The large
 number of people and the amount of equipment traffic in a facility serve to create a high noise
level that must be monitored. Add to that the noise of multiple radios and televisions, and it is
understandable why noise control is necessary if a healing environment is to be created and
maintained.

				
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Description: This includes control of cross-infection by ensuring effective cleaning rooms, work areas, equipment and surfaces when required and following agreed cleaning schedules, where appropriate. It also covers monitoring and maintaining the cleanliness of the environment and reporting shortfalls to the person in charge of the care area. Monitoring and adjusting environmental factors, assessing risk and managing and handling emergencies related to the clinical/therapeutic environment are also included.