Microbiologic Sampling of Healthcare Linens
HLAC offers third-party certification of laundry facilities’ linen processes which includes facilities to implement routine microbiological and yeast/mold testing on its products.
Navigating the Intersection Where Healthcare Laundry and Infection Prevention Meet
The healthcare textile is the one common factor of every patient experience in their hospital or long-term facility encounter. Every patient’s skin will touch a sheet, towel, bed pad, washcloth, bedspread, or blanket. Not every patient will have physical contact with a physician, nurse or other clinician.
HLAC Names New Executive Director
PLAINFIELD, IL – April 14, 2022 – The Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) has named Kristen (Krissy) Thayer Executive Director, effective April 18. Thayer will replace longtime Executive Director Regina Baras, who has served in the role for almost 11 years and who is voluntarily stepping down.
Managing Pharmaceutical Waste: What Healthcare Laundry Facilities Need to Know
Your clients should have a robust pharmaceutical waste management program!
The Value of Accreditation Within the New World of Healthcare Laundry
The Ebola crisis served as a wake-up call for many in our industry. We’ve been reminded just how important preparation continues to be.
Benefits and Advantages of Process Driven Accreditation
Laundries accredited by the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) are the recipients of many advantages and benefits. The key benefit is process accreditation which provides assurance that the entire process with which the textile has come into contact with has been reviewed.
Testing of Reusable Textiles in Healthcare Facilities
In years past, microbiological sampling of the healthcare environment traditionally involved collection of samples from environmental surfaces, air, soils, or water and assaying contamination present therein via environmental microbiological cultures.
Recommended Practices in the Care of Healthcare Laundry
Why institute industry-recommended practices in your healthcare laundry plant? You haven't had any complaints. You've passed your regulatory inspections. So why bother?
Proper Air Flow Critical To Healthcare Laundries
When it comes to quantifying how important proper air flow is to the operation of a healthcare laundry, the numbers speak for themselves.
Measure Quality From Laundry
Laundry service is a good barometer of how committed a healthcare facility is to overall quality. After all, if a facility compromises on laundry quality, will it also compromise on surgical procedures?
The laundry plays an important role in every healthcare facility’s integrated infection prevention and control program. In order to deliver hygienically clean textiles that minimize any risk of spreading infection.
Hospital Textiles – Efficiency and Infection Prevention
Partnering with an accredited laundry service in-house or commercially supports a hospital’s need for quality, efficiency, service, cost reduction, and, most importantly, success in infection prevention strategies and patient safety.