ICT, Infection Control Today: Bacterial Contamination of Surgical Scrubs and Laundering Mechanisms: Infection Control Implications
Posted by stacy 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 and transmission of other healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs).