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Six Cs of Handling Soiled Linen in a Healthcare Environment

As a healthcare worker in a hospital or other healthcare facility, you probably handle soiled linen every day. This linen can be saturated with blood or other potentially infectious materials. The purpose of this 13 minute training video is to provide you with an overview of the healthcare industry’s best practices for handling soiled healthcare linen. Following these best practices will help prevent injury and reduce the spread of infections to you, your co-workers, and your patients. Using these six steps when handling soiled linen (Cover, Collect, Contain, Consolidate, Clean, and Cooperate) will improve patient care and promote a culture of safety in your facility.