September 16, 2012


Our July - August 2012 Edition Features:

INFECTION PREVENTION 101: Practices For The Laundry
By Judy Reino, President, Reino Linen Service
Everyone in the laundry industry knows and understands the importance of infection prevention. I would like to present to you some practical ways you can prevent infection in your healthcare laundry with regards to processes and policies. Ultimately, practices and policies are the backbone of what you need to have in place to consistently produce hygienically clean linen and maintain a clean and safe environment within your laundry.. < FULL STORY >

KEEPING YOUR HOSPITAL SAFE: From Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
By Todd Thyssen, Director of EVS, Maricopa Integrated Health System

Antibiotic resistant bacteria seem to be winning the battle. As bacteria evolve to evade antibiotics, infections that were once easily cured are becoming deadly. According to Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization,  things as common as strep throat or a child s scratched knee could once again kill. < FULL STORY >

By Russ Maziarka, Senior Marketing Manager, Ecolab Textile Care
ST. PAUL, Minn. 
Health Care laundries are required by today s Infection Control professionals to guarantee that their linens are processed to a higher standard of clean. This is due to the ultimate cost of Healthcare Acquired Infections or HAIs. In a 2009 study commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control it is estimated that the overall annual direct medical costs of HAIs to U.S. Hospitals ranges from $28.4 to $33.8 Billion. This same report estimates that the savings that can be gained from implementing an effective infection control program, including an improved laundry process, range from $5.7 to $6.8 Billion annually. < FULL STORY >

CLEAN 2013 Opens Exhibit Sales
Exhibit space sales are under way for Clean 2013. The trade show will take place June 20-22, 2013, in the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. Over 400 companies offering virtually every product and service used in the textile care industry are seen at the world s largest trade show for laundry, drycleaning and textile services. < FULL STORY >



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