Healthcare Attire Laundering Poll Results
In the most recent ICT Poll, we asked, "Where do you think healthcare attire should be laundered?" Here are the results:
At the healthcare facility: 57.95%
At an offsite laundry: 32.88%
At home: 9.16%
These results are interesting in light of a recent study in AJIC that showed more than 60 percent of hospital nurses’ and doctors’ uniforms tested positive for potentially dangerous bacteria. It's no surprise that healthcare professionals' attire is contaminated, as demonstrated by other studies, and a reason why the updated AORN standards called for professional laundering of healthcare apparel.