- Written by Rich Fitzmorris
Question: How do you ever get old Operating Room tape off the linen successfully? Can a dry-cleaning process remove it?
- Thanks, Carlos Marroquin
Answer 1: Carlos, While visiting Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, N.Y., I observed a very simple but effective procedure. They positioned the old tabe over a Thermopatch machine and heated the area up for 15 seconds. The operator used a balled up wad of tape and briskly rubbed off the old tape. It worked well. If you have any questions, contact Maria in the linen department at Good Samaritan (516) 376-3000 ext #3179.
Anyone else have any methods of removing old tape?
Answer 2: One of the best way that I find out to remove tape out of the linen is the use of varsol which is a petroleum base component. Just spray into the affected area and let set for 1 minute and pull off.
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Sodexo Laundry Services Technology Recognized By CIO Magazine
GAITHERSBURG, Md. — An innovative use of computer technology that increases operational efficiency by providing key metrics for its commercial laundry operations and has saved more than $100,000 since its implementation has earned Sodexo, Inc. IDG’s CIO magazine’s 2010 CIO 100 Award. The award recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). Sodexo’s Laundries Dashboard is a central decision-support tool that combines information from multiple systems to monitor core processes in Laundry and Linen Services businesses.
The dashboard presents Sodexo leadership and field management with key metrics in a customized, easy to use presentation. The dashboard uses Pureshare® Active-Metrics® software to gather and display appropriate information in the form of metrics for each level of management; the metrics are used to make business decisions. Because the dashboard is web-based, it can be accessed from any computer or mobile device. It also sends realtime email alerts that enable management to resolve operational issues immediately. Sodexo’s Laundries Dashboard allows for the effective management of critical areas as well as providing detailed analysis and comparisons.