Linen changes go green and save the green
Patient beds will be straightened daily and changed as needed.
“Your room has been cleaned to provide you with a clean and safe environment. In an effort to protect the environment, we will straighten your bedding daily and change linen as necessary.”
- All torn or stained linen should be placed in the linen hampers to be removed by contracted cleaning service and used for rags or textile donation. NEVER THROW LINEN AWAY.
- Take only the amount of linen you need in the rooms.Do not store linen in patient rooms.
- Do not pad the bed with extra linen, as this decreases the effectiveness of the pressure relief mattresses.
- Draw sheets are not to be used for incontinence. Place chux pad to capture incontinence.
- For those patients who require more warmth, place the bath blanket between the flat sheet and spread (or another flat sheet) to provide a thermal effect.
Did You Know?
- Every day tons of detergent and millions of gallons of water are used to wash linen that has only been used once.
- Linens are washed and sanitized according to strict industrial standards, ensuring that they are safe for reuse.
- To further protect our environment, AAMC linens are washed in oxygenated (non-chlorine) bleach.
- AAMC spent over $475,000 per year on linen.
-Charlotte Wallace, RN
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