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.