What does an inspector look for or expect when scrutinizing an outsourced laundry? The Hygienically Clean Healthcare certification program’s chief inspector will cover key points from the program’s plant inspection checklist.
A thorough plant walk-through calls attention to each laundry function. Points critical to infection prevention are assessed in:
- Finishing (drying, folding, ironing)
- Staging and storage
- Surgical pack assembly
- Controlling pests
- Preventing cross-contamination
- Properly using, maintaining and calibrating equipment