Focus: Infection Control

A European perspective on healthcare laundry infection control (Part Two)

Barrier concept designed to prevent cross-contamination

The European barrier concept solution and laundry cycle management system offer sustainability to healthcare facilities, according to Part Two of an article on the American Laundry News website.

Beyond the barrier concept in the laundry, international healthcare facilities engage in a holistic approach of laundry cycle management, from the dirty beds through to the laundry and back to the clean beds.

In a hospital room with a dirty bed and a clean bed, an employee will pre-sort as they pick up the dirty linen, the article said.

In Europe, hospitals use color-coded bags with a foot-pedal pop-up to avoid airborne contamination and odors.

Read the article.

Read part one.





October 5, 2016

Topic Area: Infection Control

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