SHEA releases commentary on Laundry Infection Prevention
Lynne M. Sehulster, PhD, M(ASCP) with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention had authored a commentary on contemporary infection prevention issues for healthcare laundry and textiles. ALM has obtained an early release of the full document that can be accessed through July 17, 2015.
The 16-page evidence-based research addresses current issues and questions for healthcare professionals regarding the effectiveness of laundry services and textiles.
The importance of clean linen storage in the healthcare facility
Transportation of linen from off-site laundry to the healthcare facility
Home laundering of uniforms/hospital scrubs
Microbiological testing of textiles
Healthcare facilities role in oversight of contracted laundry services
The critical role of the wash process; how adjustments impact textile outcomes