Care and Handling of Contaminated Linen
1. Appropriate personal protective items shall be
utilized by staff when handling contaminated linen.
2. Soiled linen shall be placed in designated bags and
removed to the linen storage area at regular intervals
during the working day. Special attention is to be given
to infectious linen. Infected linen is 'Red Bagged' and
labeled. It should then be removed immediately to the
3. Linen shall be picked up at least weekly for processing.
4. Soiled storage area shall be cleaned routinely with
antimicrobacterial solution on a regular schedule;
special cleaning will be instituted upon occurrence
of an infectious contamination event.
Approved By Governing Board