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Hospitals and outpatient facilities alike are always working hard to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) through comprehensive preventative measures, but one oft-overlooked facet of a healthcare facility’s process could be causing far more harm than most realize.
Home laundering, in which doctors and nurses clean their scrubs, gowns, and uniforms in their own laundry machines, has been denounced as an “insufficient alternative” to healthcare-accredited commercial laundry services, according to a new report published in the journal PeriOp Briefing. Because medical professionals usually lack both the facilities and technologies to properly launder garments as well as a standard set of recommendations or guidelines to follow, doing this work at home may fail to eliminate pathogens, potentially causing patients to fall ill.
If you’re a medical provider, you certainly already know all about the importance of preventing healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) through adopting best practices, engaging staff and targeting commonly infected surfaces for sanitization. With HAIs affecting roughly 1 in 25 U.S. hospital patients and approximately 30% of those in ICUs, these preventable threats to patient safety have cost hospitals as much as $45 billion every year, according to the CDC.