Proper healthcare textiles management upholds infection principles, improves patient and healthcare worker safety, and helps hospitals mitigate risk related to infections and adverse events. This report examines healthcare textiles and laundry from many aspects, including infection prevention, microbiology, industrial hygiene, healthcare economics, and much more.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offers guidance for healthcare laundry safety and infection prevention.
As concerned healthcare officials in the United States continue to monitor the global Ebola emergency and its potential to spread, the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) is urging its accredited laundries to maintain their di
Aramarks science-based laundry process can be an effective solution in your teams efforts to prevent healthcare-associated infections. As an APIC strategic partner, we are united in the common goal of reducing infection risk.
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Sterile Surgical Systems of Tumwater, Wash., has joined UMF Corporation’s PerfectCLEAN® Infection Prevention Network (PC/Network) of specialized healthcare laundries serving acute-care hospitals and extended care and ambulatory surgical c
The Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) is actively seeking public comment to proposed revisions to the 2011 Accreditation Standards for Processing Reusable Textiles for Use in Healthcare Facilities.
A new report that links a deadly mucormycosis outbreak to hospital linens makes a strong case for the need for healthcare laundries to provide the highest standards in the processing of their textiles, says the Healthcare Laundry Accredit
UMF Corporation announces that Mohawk Hospital Linen Services of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, (a division of Mohawk Shared Services) has joined its PerfectCLEAN® Infection Prevention Network (PC/Network) of recognized leaders specializing i
The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) has awarded its AORN Seal of Recognition™ to the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) standards document covering the complete textile processing cycle for use in health