HLAC LAUNDRY PROCESS MONITORING TOOLKIT™

FIVE AREAS OF TESTING

Bioburden

(Textile)

Analysis

• Analysis will contain TAMC, TYMC, and Spore-forming Bacteria

• Testing is performed using a validated bioburden procedure

• Designed to determine bioburden at post-wash and point of transition of custody

Air Sampling Analysis

• Air Sampler is included in kit – 1000L/10 min

• Sampling to be conducted at critical control points in the facility

• Plates will be analyzed for TAMC

Surface Analysis

• Two options for surface sampling: Contact Plates or ATP Analysis

• ATP Reader and swabs  provided

• Designed for AM and PM testing

• Opportunity to correlate ATP Data to CFU/plate using Contact Plates

Water Analysis

• Analysis performed will be HPC – SMEWW

• Sampling performed at source water and post tunnel washer

Hand Hygiene Analysis

• Testing is performed using a validated procedure

• Cover pre- and post-wash

• Samples are blind-coded to assure anonymity of participants

Important Notice About the HLAC Accreditation Program

 

An HLAC inspector’s assessment of a provider’s facility and processes for the production of hygienically clean reusable healthcare textiles is based on the integrated requirements, best practices, and guidance from diverse entities adopted by reference in the 2016 HLAC Accreditation Standards. HLAC inspectors are not certified as state or federal surveyors nor should compliance with HLAC Standards be interpreted as state or federal certified compliance with all state or federal regulations.  Neither are HLAC inspectors qualified to certify compliance with local regulations or the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). Laundries are typically inspected only once every three years but may be inspected more frequently.  The laundry undertakes to maintain the accreditation standards throughout the three years but HLAC makes no warranties to this effect.  HLAC DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR THE ACTIONS OR OMISSIONS OF PARTICIPATING LAUNDRIES.

 

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