Contamination incidents can be compounded by the operational/staffing challenges at healthcare facilities.
Final-phase testing has commenced on a new resource -- the HLAC Laundry Process Monitoring Toolkit™ -- available from the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) that validates the effectiveness of a laundry’s processes by measuring the number of microorganisms found in a laundry on hard
Washing contaminated hospital bedsheets in a commercial washing machine with industrial detergent at high disinfecting temperatures failed to remove all traces of Clostridium difficile (C.
This checklist and guide plot a sequence for a laundry tour highlighting control points in workflow important to ensuring cleanliness of healthcare textiles (HCTs).
Infection Control Today invited the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) and TRSA to address pertinent issues in healthcare laundry relating to infection prevention and control; here are their perspectives.
Where Healthcare and Infection Prevention Meet
ICT spoke with Joseph Ricci, president and CEO of TRSA -- an international organization representing companies that supply laundered garments, uniforms, linens, and other products to the healthcare industry -- about the home laundering of
By Gregory Gicewicz, John Scherberger and Lynne Sehulster, PhD
Editor’s note: This is the final article in a series about the role of healthcare laundry in infection prevention.
By Gregory Gicewicz and Janice Carter Larson
Editor's note: This is the third in a series of articles about the role of healthcare laundry in infection prevention.
Diligence in Infection Prevention is Key to Maintaining the Quality of Laundered Healthcare Textiles
By Lynne M. Sehulster, PhD, M(ASCP), CMIP(AHE)
Editor’s note: This is the second of a series of articles about the role of healthcare laundry in infection prevention.