Proper laundering and handling are key to maintaining hygienically-clean healthcare fabrics, according to an article on the Infection Control Today website.
A new review, based on findings and recommendations from peer-reviewed studies, as well as current standards and guidelines, is published online in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. highlighted evidence-based strategies to inhibit potentially serious contamination.
Recommendations on optimal infection-prevention strategies used during the laundering process of HCT include the following:
• Offsite laundries should carefully package or cover clean textile bundles prior to transport to prevent inadvertent contamination from dust and dirt during loading and unloading
• Laundered HCT must be stored in a manner to keep them dry and free from soil contamination