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How We Can Help with Infection Prevention in Outpatient Settings

Posted by ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists on Jun 9, 2016 12:00:00 PM

A recent article in the American Journal of Infection Control titled, “Using medical student observers of infection prevention, hand hygiene, and injection safety in outpatient settings: A cross sectional survey,” proves that a high level of emphasis must continue to be placed on infection prevention quality improvements in outpatient settings. Self-reports and observed behavior of compliance—in relation to infection prevention methods—supports the need for a greater level of attention directed towards attempting to limit the spread of infections. Hand hygiene and injection safety must be improved so that patients are protected from the possibility of receiving infections from a contaminated healthcare environment.            


In the recent past, a lack of proactive measures in the prevention of infections has caused outbreaks to occur in outpatient settings. The research reported in the AJIC discovered that while infection prevention procedures were present in facilities, one-quarter of injections were not preceded by sanitization, and one-third of observed medical students did not use any hand hygiene prior to procedures. A lack of preventative measures has obviously contributed to the spread of infections within healthcare system facilities, and will continue to do so if modifications are not implemented. From patient gowns and lab coats, to bed & bath linens and uniform scrubs in Puerto Rico, healthcare facilities need to take additional measures to eliminate the spread of infections.  


During rotations, medical students can help to recognize and relate to other professionals the specific opportunities in which injury prevention measures can be improved. Linen rental and laundry service providers—such as ImageFIRST Puerto Rico—make certain that their impeccable infection prevention efforts will help healthcare systems facilitate a more sanitized environment. From OSHA and CDC regulations compliance to their Triple BioShield Protection, healthcare systems can trust that all of their linen, bedding, and apparel laundry will go through a sanitizing wash process that kills 99.999% of common pathogens and are also coated in a bacteria-inhibiting softener. All of ImageFIRST Puerto Rico’s products are then wrapped in plastic to completely eliminate the possibility of contamination. Whether a healthcare facility is searching for a linen rental and laundry service provider to sanitize, for example, luxurious linens or medical uniforms in Puerto Rico—ImageFIRST Puerto Rico has it covered.


Evidence has proved that healthcare systems need to improve their infection prevention methods, which is why they must take additional measures to stop the spread of germs and bacteria. By choosing to have a reputable linen rental and laundry service provider, such as ImageFIRST Puerto Rico, sanitize all of their linen, bedding, and apparel laundry with a sanitizing wash, healthcare systems can rest easy that we’ve got them covered in that area.


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