• Don't Take Work Home With You
    Healthcare professionals may unknowingly spread infectious germs by wearing scrubs and lab coats between work and home. In a recent study, up to 60% of hospital staff uniforms were found to be colonized with potentially pathogenic bacteria and drug-resistant organisms¹. ...More
    2 days ago Posted in Whitepapers
  • Microbial Contamination of Hospital Reusable Cleaning Towels and Laundering Practices
    In a study published last year, researchers demonstrated that cloth towels used for cleaning hospital rooms contained high numbers of microbial contaminants and that hospitals are advised to determine whether the reuse of cloth towels increases the risk of pathogen ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Healthcare Laundry Best Practices: A Q&A with Carol McLay, DrPH, RN, CIC
    Infection Control Today spoke with Carol McLay, DrPH, RN, CIC, an infection prevention consultant in Lexington, Ky. who authored the chapter on "Laundry, Patient Linens, Textiles and Uniforms" in the APIC Text. She provides her insights on proper healthcare textiles ...More
    September 16, 2014 Posted in Whitepapers
  • Laundering C. difficile Patient Items
    The World Health Organization (WHO), in its Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care (2009) state that "Washing of clothing (including staff uniforms), bed linen, etc. – both in healthcare settings using industrial processes and in the home – is also important ...More
    September 10, 2014 Posted in News
  • Healthcare Textiles: The Continued Imperative for Cleanliness
    Proper healthcare textiles management upholds infection principles, improves patient and healthcare worker safety, and helps hospitals mitigate risk related to infections and adverse events. This report examines healthcare textiles and laundry from many aspects, including ...More
    September 3, 2014 Posted in Reports
  • Aramark’s Laundry Sanitizing Process
    Aramark’s science-based laundry process can be an effective solution in your team’s efforts to prevent healthcare-associated infections. As an APIC strategic partner, we are united in the common goal of reducing infection risk. In compliance with bloodborne pathogen (BBP) ...More
    August 27, 2014 Posted in Whitepapers
  • Advancing Clean Through Science™
    Healthy doesn’t happen by accident. But rather when the tools you employ are designed with cleanliness and health in mind. As a leader in infection prevention, Aramark knows healthy—and we're committed to helping you make it a reality, each and every day. ...More
    August 27, 2014 Posted in Whitepapers
  • Laundry Infection Prevention Resource Center
    August 27, 2014 Posted in Immersion Centers
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