Reduce Infections with Copper-Infused Linens

Copper is an essential element in our body. It is also an element increasingly found in medical and hospital linens. Sentara Albemarle Medical Center recently debuted new linens and patient gowns infused with copper. The medical center also has plans to install copper-infused handrails and tabletops for patients this summer, according to Bonnie Thrift the […]

“Superbugs” On Your Floors And Linens

The American Journal of Infection Control recently published a report that confirms, “Hospital room floors may be more of a ‘superbug’ threat than many hospital staffers realize.” Dr. Abhishek Deshpande, the lead researcher from the Cleveland Clinic, said, “Efforts to improve disinfection in the hospital environment usually focus on surfaces that are frequently touched by […]

What’s Lingering In Your Towels and Linens?

When someone checks into a clean hotel, the last thing on their mind is the linens on the bed. But those sheets do have the potential to be deadly if they aren’t properly washed and handled. Dr. Philip Tierno, Clinical Professor in the Departments of Microbiology and Pathology at the NYU School of Medicine and […]

Avoid Deadly Mold On Linens

Andrew Streifel said, “I would put my money on it.” He was referring to the odds that linens supplied to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh were contaminated with “heavy fungal growth.” The mold outbreak on bed sheets at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital is believed to have contributed to the death of five patients who contracted fungal-related […]

Hospital Linens Are A Deadly Mess

Yes, if you’re like me you see them everywhere — medical technicians, nurses, and doctors in scrubs or lab coats. Heck, you even see them at Whole Foods where medical professionals are shopping in them. What you don’t see on these garments is the living, thriving bacteria that could kill you. Dirty scrubs spread bacteria […]

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