Ideas for dealing with linen hoarding

February 23, 2018

Management software, policies and education are key to curbing linen hoarding in healthcare facilities, according to the second part of an article on the American Laundry News website.

Hoarding can be countered in a healthcare setting by developing an organized, systemic approach to managing circulating inventory, according to Kevin Kunstman, CLLM, sales program specialist for Medline Industries.

“The fear is that they won’t have the linen they need when it is required,” Kunstman said. “Sometimes this is a rational fear, but other times, it’s unwarranted.” 

To counter this fear, Kunstman recommends a facility undergo a linen system review, perform a linen inventory, use linen management software, establish linen utilization policies and make sure everyone in the healthcare facility, from the top down, is educated about linen usage, the article said. 

Read the article.

Read the first part of the article.

 

 

See the latest posts on our homepage


Share

Topic Area: Maintenance and Operations


Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Tech lessons from healthcare facilities that survived recent natural disasters


Many hospitals are not ready for a natural disaster

9/21/2018

Jury awards plaintiffs $10 million for Chicago hospital security incidents


Doctor and six nurses filed a joint lawsuit for two separate incidents

9/21/2018

Studies explore work habits of environmental services professionals


Research also addresses perceptions of the profession

9/21/2018

Hospitals train for mass shootings


Checking for weapons is part of the drill

9/21/2018

Hospital cleaning staffs retrained after Health Department finds dirty restrooms, floors, walls


Inspectors found numerous sanitation problems at two Lehigh Valley Health Network hospitals

9/21/2018





Post Comment




FREE
NEWSLETTER

• News and Updates
• Webcast Alerts
• Building Technologies



All fields are required.