Infection Control Today spoke with Ruth Carrico, PhD, FSHEA, RN, CIC, regarding some of the most significant infection prevention-related issues in healthcare laundry department.
Two national surveys recently completed by opinion and research firm Fabrizio Ward found an overwhelming segment of both the public and healthcare decision-makers agree professional textile services for lab coats, scrubs, gowns and other
Following last week's Clean 2015 show, the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) is reporting increased interest in the importance of healthcare laundry accreditation and standards as part of a hospital's infection prevention st
The Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) will unveil its newly revised standards document at the Clean 2015 show to be held in Atlanta April 16-19, 2015.
The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) has awarded its AORN Seal of Recognition™ to the newly revised Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) standards document covering the complete textile processing cycle for
The Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) will exhibit (booth 935) at the AORN Surgical Conference & Expo being held March 7-11, 2015 in Denver.
This report addresses the concept of "hygienically clean" healthcare textiles, explores the healthcare laundry process, and reviews reports of infections associated with contaminated healthcare textiles. It also provides some instruction on best practices from regulatory agencies and associations.
This Pulse looks at the recent guidance from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) regarding healthcare attire in non-operating room settings. It explores microbial contamination of apparel in clinical settings, discusses laundering issues and perceptions of cleanliness, and provides recommendations from the SHEA work group on healthcare personnel attire.
Although soiled linen may harbor large numbers of pathogenic microorganisms, the risk of actual disease transmission from soiled linen is negligible, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
This Whitepaper serves as a guide to evaluating BBP programs at commercial laundries.