SHEA Guidance Offers Insights on Healthcare Personnel Attire, Laundering Issues

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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.

Issue Summary

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.

Takeaways for Your Business

  • Learn about the potential for infections associated with healthcare personnel attire
  • Review the existing evidence relating to microbial contamination of healthcare textiles
  • Explore the recommendations made by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)
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