Microfiber for Healthcare: What it is and why healthcare should be using it

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This webinar addresses the use of microfiber products in the healthcare environment and addresses, clinical, fiscal and operational issues associated with microfiber as part of an environmental hygiene program. It is designed to educate infection preventionists and other hospital stakeholders about the imperatives of proper microfiber use and care.

Objectives:

  • Provide a broad explanation of what microfiber is and how it works.
  • Comprehend and explain the disadvantages of cotton in infection prevention processing textiles.
  • Recognize that there are peer reviewed studies highlighting the differences and benefits of microfiber textiles in healthcare.
  • Understand and discuss the necessity of following CDC laundering guidelines to provide hygienically clean and safe microfiber textiles for healthcare.

Agenda

  • On Demand

    Microfiber for Healthcare: What it is and why healthcare should be using it John Scherberger, BS, FAHE, CHESP, REH

    This webinar addresses the use of microfiber products in the healthcare environment and addresses, clinical, fiscal and operational issues associated with microfiber as part of an environmental hygiene program. It is designed to educate infection preventionists and other hospital stakeholders about the imperatives of proper microfiber use and care.

    Objectives:

    • Provide a broad explanation of what microfiber is and how it works.
    • Comprehend and explain the disadvantages of cotton in infection prevention processing textiles.
    • Recognize that there are peer reviewed studies highlighting the differences and benefits of microfiber textiles in healthcare.
    • Understand and discuss the necessity of following CDC laundering guidelines to provide hygienically clean and safe microfiber textiles for healthcare.

Speaker

  • John Scherberger, BS, FAHE, CHESP, REH Principal, Healthcare Risk Mitigation

    John Scherberger, BS, FAHE, CHESP, REH, is the principal at Healthcare Risk Mitigation in Spartanburg, SC., a Fellow of the Association for Healthcare Environment, holds the Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Professional (CHESP) designation from the Hospital Association, the Registered Executive Housekeeper (REH) designation from the International Executive Housekeepers Association, he is a Certified Trainer, EPEC (Education for Physicians on End-of-Life Care), from the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, a Certified Trainer in Pastoral Crisis Intervention from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, and a Certified Dementia Specialist from the Norman J. Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Office for the Study of Aging.