UniFirst Healthcare Apparel Programs


Uploaded by UniFirstCorp on 21.09.2009

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At UniFirst, we help health care professionals coast-to-coast
ensure that they consistently reflect a professional, polished medical image while maintaining their
safety and infection control initiatives.
Our managed workwear programs generate camaraderie and pride among team members and
add a greater sense of security among patients and their families.
We even supply specialized facility products and services
to help keep health care environments clean, safe, and attractive.
With a UniFirst rental program there are no up-front investments.
We'll supply, store, hygienically launder, and deliver all products on a convenient schedule.
Our "Product Protection Process," or PPP,
meets or exceeds all established OSHA and CDC protocols, follows universal precaution
practices,
uses EPA registered sanitizing agents for cleaning and UniFirst team partners are specially
trained in the many unique safety procedures required by medical customers.
Our Product Protection Process begins at your workplace.
Along with delivering your hygienically cleaned, image enchancing medical uniforms each week
your UniFirst route representative picks up all soiled work apparel for laundering
and maintenance
using biohazard soil bags that meet the ASTM guidelines and are made with the protective
barrier fabric
making them resistant to fluids and microbial penetration.
Following universal precautions
UniFirst route reps dress in proper personal protective equipment, or PPE,
prior to handling any soiled medical garments.
All soiled health care apparel is segregated on our service vehicles to prevent cross-contamination,
and when ultimately returned to the UniFirst service facility for processing
all garment bags are placed in easy to identify
biohazard protective hampers with safety lids.
Our specially trained production staff
also wear proper protective equipment maximizing exposure controls.
All incoming laundry is initially sorted by hand to safely remove any sharps, pens,
or other debris that may have been hidden in the soiled garments.
Any found sharps are placed in safety containers for proper disposal.
Garments are then transported to towering
washers where proper chemistry is assigned and wash temperatures are maintained at a minimum
of one hundred sixty degrees to effectively kill off all bacteria.
The proprietary wash formulas and computer-controlled procedures used in our Product Protection
Process
were specifically developed for the health care industry
using formulated agents that remove contaminants and blood borne pathogens and can produce self
sanitizing effects on fabrics
to create a cleanliness you simply can't get with other laundry methods.
Once the hygienic laundering process is complete
it's off to giant sized processing dryers
for moisture removal and fabric conditioning.
And at UniFirst
each and every processed garment undergoes ten-point quality inspections.
Everything from buttons to belt loops to seams and cuffs are subject to detailed examinations
to ensure they always look good and protect as originally designed.
Any garment that fails inspection results in it being immediately mended or replaced
from standby inventory.
Based on classification time
medical garments are transported to two hundred seventy five degrees steam tunnels for wrinkle-free
finishing.
And unlike other industrial launderers
UniFirst professionally presses all lab coats as a free value-added service to
consistently provide you a
more upscale crisp look.
To help insure work apparel
remains crisp, pristine, clean, and as safe as possible,
UniFirst offers polybag protection and segregated storage areas where processed
garments are sorted for returns by customer name,
delivery route,
and scheduled day of return.
On delivery day,
following verification that all final customer delivery counts are accurate,
the hygienically clean apparel is placed on service vehicles
for their timely returns back to you.
Although you typically only see pickup and delivery,
those are only two of the dozens of critical steps that make up our health care Product
Protection Process.
Each and every UniFirst customer
reaps the many benefits of a consistent,
professional image, along with the bottom line cost savings and safety associated with our
professional laundering and garment maintenance programs.
Find out just how much UniFirst can help you in your practice today.