Free evaluation enables providers to stay compliant with safety regulations and protocols
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. – August 3, 2020 – ImageFIRST, a leading national provider of linen rental and laundry services for the healthcare industry, announced a new, complimentary Linen Risk Assessment designed for healthcare providers.
The Linen Risk Assessment offers a comprehensive analysis of a healthcare provider’s linen program. It is designed to help a provider understand if their linen is compliant with infection prevention recommendations and regulations. If not, the resulting customized report will highlight potential areas the facility can improve on.
ImageFIRST is offering its Linen Risk Assessment to medical facilities in the U.S., regardless of whether they are currently an ImageFIRST customer.
With healthcare now placing a greater emphasis on infection prevention more than ever, medical providers are looking for ways to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and sanitize common points of infection – including linen. The Joint Commission, an organization dedicated to continuous improvement in healthcare, recommends conducting a risk assessment to identify actual and potential risks.
Hygienically clean laundry is crucial to minimize the spread of pathogens according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) and the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC). However, not all laundering is effective at removing bacteria.
The CDC states that dry cleaning is ineffective in reducing bacteria and viruses on linens, and that microorganisms can survive home laundering. OSHA regulations even prohibit home laundering of personal protective apparel such as lab coats, isolation gowns and scrubs. The CDC specifies that detergents used for healthcare laundry should be registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure adequate cleaning.
ImageFIRST offers fully-managed linen and apparel rental and laundry programs with comprehensive infection prevention processes that exceed standards and a wash process that is effective against COVID-19. Their laundering processes meet or exceed OSHA, CDC, HLAC requirements, and comply with The Joint Commission requirements.
Founded in 1967, ImageFIRST® is the largest and fastest growing national linen rental and laundry service specializing in the healthcare market. ImageFIRST’s 41 locations nationwide serve over 14,000 medical facilities every week providing linen, patient gowns, scrubs and more while managing their clients’ linen inventory for cost management. With a customer retention rate of over 95%, ImageFIRST is dedicated to improving patient satisfaction through quality products and remarkable service: their Comfort Care® line of gowns are proven to increase patients’ favorable perception of a facility by more than 50%. For more information about ImageFIRST, your cost-effective solution for greater patient satisfaction, please visit www.imagefirst.com or call 800-932-7472.
ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists