Hygienically Clean, the quantified, validated standard and measure for hygienically clean textiles in North America since 2011, has recently made available a new training video for its customers, The Six C’s: Handling Clean Linen in a Healthcare Environment, available via USB flash drive at no cost at www.trsa.org/cleanlinendrive.
This new video represents Hygienically Clean Healthcare Advisory Board and TRSA’s Healthcare Committee’s continuing effort to provide informative, educational resources for laundries and their customers regarding best management practices based on international standards and measures. TRSA’s Textile Services magazine and newsletters have published hundreds of articles on laundry and linen management practices regarding the proper processing and handling of healthcare textiles. TRSA’s long-standing Healthcare Committee has developed dozens of resources to educate the textile care industry and healthcare professionals including The Six C’s of Handling Soiled Linen in a Healthcare Environment training program that has been distributed by request to hundreds of healthcare facilities.
Laundry professionals led by TRSA, the leading organization for companies that supply laundered garments, uniforms, linens and other reusable textile products to healthcare facilities, developed the 13-minute, user-friendly video.
Hygienically Clean Healthcare laundries use best management practices (BMPs) in laundering as verified by TRSA inspection and produce hygienically clean textiles as quantified by ongoing microbial testing. Following BMPs created by TRSA and guided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, “The Six C’s” enhances safety, improves patient care and reduces costs.
Hygienically Clean reflects the evolution of healthcare laundry certification in light of growing global concerns about infection control, documenting practices that ensure elimination of potentially harmful microbial content while adding quantifiable verification of continuous improvement in overall cleanliness.
In 2017, TRSA’s Hygienically Clean Healthcare certified members produced the popular training video, The Six C’s: Handling Soiled Linen in a Healthcare Environment, which is also available in USB flash drive format at no charge at www.trsa.org/soiledlinendrive.
• For information on Hygienically Clean certification programs, contact Angela Freeman, manager, certification programs at 703.519.0029, ext. 111, or email email@example.com.