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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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Hospital bed linens occasionally find their way to the wrong textile services provider for laundering.  Because of material differences and varying laundering and finishing process requirements, much of this linen may be discarded.  Paris has a unique program that recovers much of this “lost” linen and saves you money.

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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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In the Winter 2015 edition of Explore, member magazine of the Association for the Healthcare Environment, guest author Gregory Gicewicz, board president of the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC), offered a checklist for evaluating a healthcare laundry.  Here it is in abbreviated form.  The full article can be accessed at

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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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Follow this easy five-step process to build trust and assure that vendor performance meets your expectations.

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Some measurements are so big or so small that they defy normal comprehension -- 840,000,000 isn't an especially large number until you put a "$" in front of it.

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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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