Focus: Infection Control

Where healthcare laundry and infection prevention meet

September 26, 2017

A healthcare facility infection preventionist must navigate the intersection where healthcare laundry and infection prevention come together, according to an article on the Infection Control Today website.

Maintaining hygienic healthcare textiles (HCT) is as important to quality patient outcomes as practicing proper hand hygiene.

Unfortunately, many healthcare professionals fail to maintain the hygienic integrity of HCTs, the article said. 

HCTs are dropped to the floor and picked up and used rather than being placed in a soiled/contaminated linen hamper. Staff may clutch hygienically clean HCTs to their uniform while transporting them.

Read the article.



See the latest posts on our homepage


Topic Area: Infection Control

Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Florida hospital says it's prepared for mass shooting

The healthcare facility uses lessons learned from tragedies and incorporates them in its plans.


House passes bill weakening Americans With Disabilities Act

Disability rights advocates and Democratic leaders say bill removes incentives for businesses


Ideas for dealing with linen hoarding

Management software, policies and education are key


Tougher penalties sought for patients who assault Hawaii healthcare workers

There were 1,075 assaults against healthcare workers in Hawaii hospitals, nursing homes and patients’ homes in 2017


Study suggests hand-washing helps decrease nursing home deaths

Researchers recommend using hospital hand-hygiene protocols


Post Comment


• News and Updates
• Webcast Alerts
• Building Technologies

All fields are required.