Practical processes to assure hospital laundry cleaning 100%

Youssef S

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Faculty of Pharmacy, Alexandria University Azarita Alex .Egypt, Alexandria Egypt


Author: There were no standard Laundering Procedure for clarifying the hygienic status of the heavily contaminated hospital linen specially in developing countries where cleanliness and sanitation are well taken care of . the study suggested a new technique using 3 steps Prechlorination, heat disinfectant and poschlorination. Methods: The washing procedure in Damanhour hospital laundry routine &new technique ) were examined for the total bacterial counts as an index of the degree of contamination and disinfections 5 linen were randomly chosen frpm 200 linen (the capacity of the main hospital machine is 200 linen ) from all wards surgical, medical, pediatric, burn, urology, ENT gynecology and obstetrics. The linens made from white cotton every 5 linen were surveyed once before washing and once after washing This carried in 3 steps: (1) : Prechlorination rinsing with cold water mixed with sodium hypochlorite liquid 50 PPm for 30min. (2): Heat disinfection washing process with detergent and the temp of water raised to 93C for at least 10min. (3): Postchlorination the last rinsing with cold water mixed with sodium hypochlorite 200PPm for at least 45min. Results & Discussion: In the present study all the dirty used and unwashed hospital linen were extremely loaded with uncountable microbes. This situation give and idea about the load on the laundering process in Damanhour hospital. (1) : Cold process :- It is obvious that this very simple program failed completely to remove dirt and microbes from used linen. (2) : Hot process:- Also failed in complete disinfectant of the used linen. It is very clearly that this suggested 3 steps new program succeed 100% . In removing dirt and microbes from used contaminated linen. Conclusion: In our study the new technique program of washing and disinfecting succeed in reducing the number of organisms from uncountable .

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15th Annual Focus on Fungal Infections
    • FFI 15th (2005)