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Seeing Red is costly

Placing blood-saturated reusable linen into red bags is a common practice.  Common - but often wrong and quite costly.  
     $ - Higher disposal cost for bio-hazardous waste disposal
     $ - Loss of linen before the anticipated life-end of the textile
     $ - Replacement cost for the textile
     $ - Typical linen loss charges by laundry processor

ALM and the American Reusable Textile Association (ARTA) recently sought to clarify the correct procedures for bagging heavily blood soaked (contaminated) textiles. The confusion seemed to arise from hospitals whose practice was to err on the side of caution and trained staff to dispose of contaminated linen as Red Bag waste.

 

For further details including an Fact Sheet on this practice continue to the Red Bag Initiative.

Red Bag Initiative

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June 9-11, 2014
Saddlebrook Resort, Wesley Chapel, Florida (Tampa Bay Area)



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