Use the following document to speak with healthcare linen customers and media to explain issues that led to the conclusion that linens were not the cause of the 2015 and 2016 deaths of five immune-compromised University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) patients
The Six C’s: Handling Soiled Linen in a Healthcare Environment
This video covers the Six C’s: Cover, Collect, Contain, Consolidate, Clean, Cooperate. These resources were used to create a video documenting the Healthcare Industries best practices for handling soiled healthcare linen. Following these practices will help prevent injury, reduce the spread of infections, improve patient care and promote a culture of safety in Healthcare facilities. These best practices also reduce healthcare costs by eliminating the expense of lost linen products.