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This Break the Chain of Infection poster, published by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, reminds us of some infection control fundamentals and raises awareness of International Infection Prevention Week.

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Microfiber mops have long been used in the healthcare setting as a better solution to cotton/synthetic loop mop heads.  Now, microfibers are increasingly being used for hospital bed linens. Here's why.

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Although it is not written about extensively, effective hand hygiene should include proper hand drying after washing.  All hand-drying techniques are not created equal, and the differences could be important to your business and your employees.

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Working in a healthcare facility, in non-clinical as well as clinical roles, puts you at higher risk for exposure to influenza viruses.  Vaccination is the most effective defense against an influenza infection, yet recent Centers for Disease Control (CDC) statistics indicate that less than two-thirds of healthcare workers have been vaccinated when flu season begins.

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Two articles in the August 2016 issue of Infection Control Today ( caught our eye.  Taken together they offer some valuable insight to assuring the safety of your healthcare linens – and your peace of mind.

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The director of evidence-based perioperative practice for the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses warns against laundering surgical scrubs at home.

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This far-ranging review, "Healthcare Laundry and Textiles in the United States: Review and Commentary on Contemporary Infection Prevention Issues"* covers a number of topics important to understanding the role laundering plays in preventing healthcare acquired infections (HAI).

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In a news release dated April 6, 2015, HLAC board president Gregory Gicewicz announced that HLAC's standards document, "Accreditation Standards for Processing Reusable Textiles for Use in Healthcare Facilities -- 2016 Edition," has been recognized by AORN as meeting its stringent standards of excellence for safe patient care.

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Dave Stern, President and CEO of Paris Companies, talks about the massive linen loss in the U.S. healthcare industry.  His published comments describe how Paris Companies combats this debilitating inefficiency.

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Paris CEO Dave Stern talks about accountability and building 
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