Here at ImageFIRST Los Angeles, we are much more than just your typical provider of patient gowns, scrubs, and uniforms in and around Rancho Cucamonga, CA and other cities in Southern California. We make it one of our many duties to help all of our clients stay abreast of the latest developments, changes, and studies done in the healthcare industry.
If you are the administrator or owner of an outpatient facility, we know that you are familiar with the importance of preventing healthcare-associated infections, AKA "HAIs." We would like you to ask yourself the following question: Are you aware of how well your staff members are following the proper hand washing and injection safety procedures?
We pose this question because we recently came across an interesting survey and study done in 15 outpatient facilities located in New Mexico that more or less concluded that infection prevention procedures are not being followed correctly. In fact, the article, "Using medical student observers of infection prevention, hand hygiene, and injection safety in outpatient settings: A cross-sectional survey," shed light on the fact that not much is known about the status of infection prevention procedures in outpatient facilities.
Why are we sharing the findings of this article with you?
Well, while there was a presence of the recommended practices and procedures at each facility, the researchers that performed the study discovered that a low percentage of healthcare professionals actually followed them. So, in light of this, and as a company that is actively partnering with various hospitals and outpatient facilities with superior linen and laundry services, we want our clients to become more aware of what is happening behind the scenes at their facilities, and why it is important to place a strong emphasis on infection prevention. Plus, having the proper infection prevention procedures in place, and a staff that can follow them, means that patients will have better perceptions of your facility.
Here at ImageFIRST Los Angeles, we not only aid outpatient facilities with sanitized linen through processes such as our Triple BioShield Protection®, but we can also help them to find the time to improve their own internal procedures. In other words, if you are looking for a partner that provides elite laundry services, can help you manage inventory, and, of course, aid you in improving patient perceptions, we are the company to choose.
To learn more about the quality and pristine patient apparel and medical uniforms we offer in Anaheim, CA, and other cities within the LA area, please reach out to us at any time.