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Minimizing Waterborne Pathogens - Ice Machines

What are the maintenance requirements for ice machines in health care settings?

Any examples are for illustrative purposes only. 

Ice machines are appliances that require regularly scheduled maintenance.  
The organization evaluates and determines maintenance activities and intervals of maintenance based upon manufacturer's recommendations and instructions for use.  

Ice machines have an infection control risk due to waterborne pathogens. Particular attention to regularly scheduled cleaning, disinfection and maintenance to prevent build-up of water deposits, mold and other biologics.
 
Last updated on March 19, 2021
Manual: Critical Access Hospital
Chapter: Environment of Care EC

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