STANDARDS - STANDARDS DOCUMENTS
The Accreditation Standards for Processing Reusable Textiles for use in Healthcare Facilities, 2023 Edition, cover the complete textile processing cycle, from handling and transporting soiled healthcare textiles, to in-plant processing and delivery back to the customer.
The Standards also cover many basic considerations, such as facility layout,
personnel training, and customer service.
A Part III of the Standards, address the surgical pack assembly room and its activities. This section is based on the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) reference regarding reusable surgical textiles processing.
The 2023 HLAC Accreditation Standards have been released and went into effect as of January 1, 2023
With the 2023 revision, the HLAC Accreditation Standards continue to heighten awareness and increase understanding of the infection prevention and safety culture in the laundry personnel for healthcare textiles where programs, policies, procedures, and practices are common concepts and language.