At its November board meeting, the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) announced its 2011 board of directors. Currently 120 laundries have received HLAC accreditation and more are currently preparing nationwide.
Although it has always recommended institution laundering of surgical attire, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) is unequivocal on this position in its newly revised Recommended Practices for Surgical Attire, due for release this month.
The Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) offers a checklist tool for laundry-related infection prevention and control practices.
Vestagen Technical Textiles today announced that Mercy Medical Center St. Mary's, Mercy Medical Center North, and Mercy Medical Center West in Knoxville, Tenn., purchased Vestex™ nanotechnology-based lab coats.
Study Shows Bacterial Contamination Associated With Home-Laundered Surgical Scrubs is Significantly Greater Than Other Options
A study comparing the aerobic bacterial bioburden associated with surgical scrub attire shows significantly greater contamination among home-laundered attire than scrubs laundered by the healthcare facility, scrubs sent out by the f
Bacterial Contamination of Surgical Scrubs and Laundering Mechanisms: Infection Control Implications
By Carolyn L. Twomey, RN, BSN; Heather Beitz, BA, MEd; and Helen Boehm Johnson, MD
The Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) will begin accepting nominations on Oct. 1, 2009 for its board of directors.
Never before has the healthcare industry been faced with such a large number of challenges from every direction possible: infection prevention policies, staff shortages, rising costs, aging baby boomers, governmental mandates, media press
The Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) has opened its accreditation standards for public comment June 1 to July 31.