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Most healthcare facility infection control practitioners doubt their laundry systems

Seventy-two percent say would not wipe their drinking glass with a freshly laundered hospital mopping pad or wipe

June 28, 2018

Most infection control practitioners do not trust their hospital's laundering system, according to an article on the Becker's Cleaning Leadership & Infection Control website.

Seventy-two percent say they would not wipe their drinking glass with a freshly laundered hospital mopping pad or wipe, according to a recent survey.

The poll found 42 percent have seen trash, debris or hair in freshly cleaned fabrics.

A recent study found half of laundered mops and wipes still contain living bacteria levels exceeding national standards.

Read the article.



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