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3 Reasons Why Outpatient Healthcare Needs HLAC-Accredited Laundering

September 24, 2020 by Nixon Medical

All types of industries require laundering services, from healthcare and hotels to manufacturing and restaurants. There are laundering companies that serve all of these industries, using the same facilities, delivery trucks, and operating procedures for each. Outpatient healthcare centers, however, produce hazardous medical linens and laundry and therefore require specialized medical laundry services to minimize risks and maximize health, safety, and peace-of-mind for patients.

In this blog, we’re explaining why outpatient healthcare centers specifically need specialized laundering services and what an outpatient-specific laundering program should include for you.

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Why Your Medical Laundry Inventory Program Doesn't Work

August 11, 2020 by Nixon Medical

At your outpatient facility, you spend most of your time ensuring that your patients, clinicians, and staff are taken care of. This involves a lot of different details, like managing operations, weekly schedules, and your medical laundry inventory program. Your medical laundry and linens are a vital part of your operation and play an important role in your patients’ experience, so they need to be managed well.

You know how important your existing medical laundry inventory program is, but the truth is, it’s not always at the top of your mind. For your outpatient facility to maintain patient satisfaction, you need a solid medical laundry program.

If the above scenario is all too familiar, keep reading, as we’ll review why your medical laundry inventory program doesn’t work—and how you can fix it.

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The Importance of HLAC-Accredited Laundering Services

July 28, 2020 by Nixon Medical

Non-urgent healthcare organizations and outpatient centers are reopening and scrutinizing their safety and sanitation programs right now. Health institutions and federal and state requirements are urging these healthcare centers to get organized prior to reopening and be diligent about formalizing safety protocols that will impact the wellbeing and comfort levels of staff and patients.

One of the most basic safety protocols to assess is medical apparel and linen laundering. Reusable scrubs, patient gowns, sheets, blankets, and towels are highly susceptible to cross-contamination and the spread of infectious outbreaks if not handled and laundered properly. If you need help assessing your laundry program, read the new eBook: How Safe Is Your Medical Laundry Program and Provider?

Read this blog to understand how HLAC-accredited laundering services can help your outpatient center safely reopen with highly sanitized and laundered medical apparel and linen supplies.

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Control Infectious Diseases with Quality Medical Linen Services

March 12, 2020 by Nixon Medical

In a busy outpatient medical facility like yours, staff routinely interacts with a wide variety of medical linens that are exposed to contaminants, including lab coats, scrubs, towels, patient apparel, and floor mats, just to name a few. Improper laundry handling can expose staff and patients to bloodborne pathogens, and other hazards that could have been avoided. Between visits from your medical laundry service provider, it’s vital that your teams follow several precautions to protect all of the patients and healthcare workers in your practice.

Read through the information below to get a complete understanding of how you should be handling your soiled linens between visits from your medical linen and laundry service provider.

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Free up Staff with a Healthcare Linen & Laundry Service Program

February 20, 2020 by Nixon Medical

Has your medical facility ever been so backed up that you simply can’t keep up with your laundry needs? Have you ever opened a storage closet in search of towels, aprons, scrubs, or other medical garments and found nothing but a disorganized mess, or even worse, empty shelves? These frustrations can seriously hamper the office workflow, leading to slowdowns, upset patients, and an unsatisfactory medical experience. That’s where the Nixon Medical Service Difference comes into play.

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Basics of Healthcare Linen Inventory Management for Outpatient Facilities

January 20, 2020 by Nixon Medical

Outpatient facilities spend around 20% of revenue on supplies.1 This significant percentage means inventory is big business to suppliers, not to mention mission-critical to outpatient facilities and staff.

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The Nixon Medical Service Difference: Benefits of Our Medical Linen Services

December 20, 2019 by Nixon Medical

Nixon Medical is your complete source for medical apparel, linens, and garments for outpatient facilities. We have the experience and resources it takes to help with every aspect of your medical linen and laundry needs, including laundering, folding, delivery, and stocking services.

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Ways to Control Infectious Outbreaks in Your Outpatient Facility

December 17, 2019 by Nixon Medical

Proper healthcare textile management is essential to ensuring the health and safety of patients and clinicians alike. Every patient, medical professional, staff member, and launderer that interacts with medical laundry, like patient gowns and robes or clinician scrubs and linens, plays a part in preventing the spread of disease and infection.

An unfortunate case in Louisiana saw a deadly fungal infection spread throughout a children’s hospital because of poor laundry practices. Grim situations like this are entirely avoidable with professional medical laundry services and proper handling. In this blog, learn how to control and prevent infection in your outpatient facility with proper medical laundry processes and services.

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7 Benefits of Outsourcing Your Medical Linen Laundry

October 23, 2019 by Nixon Medical

The volume of textiles cycling through an outpatient facility each day is high. Consistent use of medical linens, towels, and scrubs, as well as patient gowns and robes means there’s always laundry to be done.

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