According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI) on any given day. HAIs account for more than 27 million additional hospital patient days annually. That is 5,000 additional patient days for the average hospital each year with each infection costing an average $20,000 – $25,000.
Medical laundry is the most touched hospital supply item before it gets into the patient room, while it is in the patient room and after it leaves the patient room. To reduce the risk to patients, it is important to launder medical linens, including scrubs, according to AORN standards – in a manner that will reduce pathogens to an acceptable level that does not pose a threat to patient health.
Faultless Healthcare Linen processes 1.5 million pieces of health laundry at this standard every week.
Clean And Safe Laundering
Faultless Healthcare Linen is the ONLY healthcare linen-only service provider in Missouri and Kansas with ALL of these critical certifications assuring that your linens are safe and clean.
We can provide our customers a Compliance Book customized to your organization that gives you the information you need from us for an audit. With this information at your fingertips you are always assured to be audit ready and that Faultless Healthcare Linen meets or exceeds the standards of compliance.
Ask for your custom Compliance Book today.
State Audit Laundry Compliance Checklist
State audits can happen at any time and you must be ready to demonstrate your compliance on demand. We provide the most common elements our customers need to produce during an audit process so they are always at your fingertips. Do you know all the elements on this checklist?
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Most Common Elements:
1. Accredited Healthcare Laundry Plant Tour Checklist
- Soiled Linen Collection
- Universal Precautions
- Sorting Procedures
- Housekeeping and Control
- Disaster Protection
2. Quality Control and Reject Procedures
- Quality Control Standards – Patient and Pediatric Linen, chart by item
- At the Plant
- As the Hospital / Customer
- Identifying Usable Patient and Surgical Linen
3. Blood-borne Pathogens & Exposure Control Plan
OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030
- Exposure Determination
- Job Classifications – All Exposed
- Job Classifications – Some Exposure
- Training Plan Contents
- Training Responsibilities
- Linen Collection and Transportation
- Clean Linen
- Soiled Linen Collection
- Annual Review
- Methods of Compliance
- Universal / Standard Precautions
- Engineering Controls
- Work Practices
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Contaminated Sharps Discarding and Containment
- Hepatitis B Vaccination
- Post-Exposure Evaluation and Follow Up
- Communication of Hazards to Employees
4. Wash Formula
5. Accreditation Certificates
- Hygienically Clean
- Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council
- Infection Control University
- Clean Green