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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 handling as well as the role that infection preventionists can play in the education and training of laundry services personnel regarding bloodborne pathogen-exposure prevention.

  • Review the most common health and safety breaches in the healthcare laundry department
  • Learn about the imperatives related to bloodborne pathogen exposure that healthcare laundry professionals must keep in mind
  • Discover strategies to mitigate risks to healthcare laundry services professionals