How Clean Is Your Healthcare Uniform?

By December 3, 2014 November 18th, 2015 Healthcare Laundry, Healthcare Laundry Programs, Safety, Uniforms
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When it comes to an automotive, food service, or even athletic uniform, assessing whether a uniform is clean or not is as simple as giving it a once over and looking for any stains. However, for people who work in the healthcare profession, a question of a uniform’s cleanliness can be a matter of life or death.

The sterility of their uniforms is one of the pillars of maintaining health in medical workers’ communities. It’s a matter of controlling bacteria and not transferring it between patients. Also, being aware of how bacteria is transmitted is just as simple as understanding how the common cold passes from one person to another.

For example, there was a study that looked specifically at doctors’ ties. It was concluded that 47% of the ties in study held bacteria that was potentially fatal if transferred to a patient with a compromised immune system. Even if the physician washes their hands diligently throughout the course of the day, there’s still the possibility of the doctor repositioning their tie, then touching a patient and transferring bacteria.

This was simply one example of how a part of a physician’s or nurse’s uniform can have far-reaching effects on their patients. There is, however, a solution to the issue of dirty uniforms and patient safety from potentially dangerous bacteria, and it comes in the form of healthcare laundry solutions.

CLEAN’s healthcare laundry solutions are certified to kill 99.9% of all bacteria. This includes potentially harmful bacteria such as Staphylococcus au reus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus au reus (MRSA). Understanding that the easiest way stop an infection before it starts is by eliminating the threat. With CLEAN’s HLAC-certified healthcare laundry facility, physicians and other medical professionals can rest assured that their uniforms will will be cleaned to the specified EPA certifications.

For all your uniform needs, contact CLEAN today!