When rooming patients, please make sure all surfaces have been sanitized. This includes light switches, door handles, hand sanitizer pumps, glove boxes and chairs. Exam tables, countertops, flooring and patient monitoring tools should also be wiped down before any patient is roomed. After using any item, the used item should be cleaned immediately. Rotating the use of exam rooms will also allow time for the disinfectant to work properly. Therefore, patients should be roomed in alternating rooms. If the patient uses the facilities, cleaning of that area should occur before anyone else uses the area.