Hygienically Clean Healthcare Advisory Board Announces Full Slate of Members

Posted by MediCleanse on Mon, Apr 30, 2018

Alexandria, Va., April 27 , 2018  – TRSA, the global association for the linen, uniform and facility services industry, and the creator and administrator of the Hygienically Clean Certification announced today its 2018 Hygienically Clean Healthcare Advisory Board slate of members.

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Posted by MediCleanse on Wed, Mar 21, 2018

At MediCleanse, we’re using technology to stay on top of our field.

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Surgi Strategies: Laundry, HLAC and Infection Control

Posted by mcAdmin on Thu, Feb 15, 2018

nfection control in a medical setting can be overwhelming in that it encompasses nearly every task and object in a building. Indeed, infection control also affects textile choices and laundry policies, or at least it should. Proper textile purchases can be elusive, and their care process can be too. The Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) […]

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Wall Street Journal: Hospital Scrubs Are a Germy, Deadly Mess Bacteria on doctor uniforms can kill you

Posted by mcAdmin on Thu, Feb 15, 2018

You see them everywhere — nurses, doctors and medical technicians in scrubs or lab coats. They shop in them, take buses and trains in them, go to restaurants in them, and wear them home. What you can’t see on these garments are the bacteria that could kill you. Read more about it: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123137245971962641.html

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U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health: Contamination of Hospital Curtains With Healthcare-Associated Pathogens

Posted by mcAdmin on Thu, Feb 15, 2018

In a culture survey, we found that 42% of hospital privacy curtains were contaminated with vancomycin-resistant enterococci, 22% with ethicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and 4% with Clostridium difficile. Hand imprint cultures demonstrated that these pathogens were easily acquired on hands. Hospital curtains are a potential source for dissemination of healthcare-associated pathogens. Read more about it: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18823274

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ICT, Infection Control Today: Bacterial Contamination of Surgical Scrubs and Laundering Mechanisms: Infection Control Implications

Posted by mcAdmin on Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Home-laundering is not as effective as facility or third-party laundering in decontaminating surgical scrub attire. Similarly, home-laundered scrubs are not as effectively “clean” as single-use scrubs prior to use. Further study is warranted to identify the bacterial organisms comprising the bioburden and their potential clinical impact, if any, on the development of surgical site infections […]

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American Laundry News: Don’t Launder Surgical Attire at Home, AORN Recommends

Posted by mcAdmin on Thu, Feb 15, 2018

An Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) committee recommends that surgical attire such as scrubs be laundered by the healthcare institution or by a third-party laundry facility and not at home by the healthcare worker. Read more about it: https://americanlaundrynews.com/articles/dont-launder-surgical-attire-home-aorn-recommends

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Looking to Improve Practice Performance?

Posted by mcAdmin on Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Decades of research suggest, and go on to prove, that satisfied patients drive practice performance. Patient satisfaction has been linked to high quality-of-service scores, better patient outcomes and reductions in claims, as well as increases in referrals and patient loyalty. Even as subtle a change as moving from paper to cloth gowns can have quite […]

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American Laundry News: AORN Recommended Practices For Surgical Attire Journal Update Jan 2011

Posted by mcAdmin on Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Recommendation III is suppose to be strictly enforced now. “All individuals who enter the semi restricted and restricted areas should wear freshly laundered surgical attire that is laundered at a healthcare – accredited laundry facility or disposable surgical attire provide by the facility and intended for use within the perioperative setting”. This was only stated about accredited […]

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Two TRSA Operators Win Enviro Awards

Posted by mcAdmin on Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Service Linen Supply Inc., Renton, WA, and U.S. Linen & Uniform, Richland, WA, recently received recognition for their environmental leadership when both companies won the Association of Washington Businesses (AWB) 2012 Environmental Excellence Award. The two textile services companies won in the category titled “Resource Conservation and Pollution Prevention.” The awards were presented at a […]

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