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Creative Solutions Can Be Used to Facilitate More Sanitized Environments for Outpatient Facilities


New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/10/2016 -- A recent article in the American Journal of Infection Control titled, "Using medical student observers of infection prevention, hand hygiene, and injection safety in outpatient settings: A cross sectional survey," proves that a high level of emphasis must continue to be placed on infection prevention quality improvements in outpatient settings. Evidently, facilities continue to struggle with implementing more proactive solutions to eliminate the possible spreading of infections. Outpatient facilities are encouraged to enhance their sanitation support via linen rental and laundry service providers, such as ImageFIRST New York, who offers a 99.999% reduction in pathogens when they wash, for example, patient gowns, lab coats and medical scrubs in New York City.

Impressively, the display of screen savers with gain-framed messages have been effective in improving hand hygiene, although the design of the screen savers has not been studied yet. The scientific method involves specific guidelines that were developed for the design of the screen saver, and was intended to subconsciously influence hand hygiene behavior. The first screen saver was used to obtain the attention of the subject while the second was meant to exert peer pressure. The study's results reveal that screen savers designed in line with the specific guidelines attract a significant amount of attention from subjects and their effect lasts over a remarkable period of time.

The format, color, and style have been shown to draw attention to a screen saver's visual and text elements which, in turn, evoke feelings of peer pressure. Pictures of local peers and patients evidently serve as role models for invoking peer pressure. The study concludes that screen savers designed according to scientific propositions for visual attention and peer pressure have the potential to alter hand hygiene behavior.

ImageFIRST New York thrives on innovating in the field of sanitized linen rental and laundry services. ImageFIRST New York has developed service standards based on the industry's best practices by implementing their exclusive Triple BioShield Protection, 5-Point Quality System and more. ImageFIRST New York does not simply provide "drivers" but, rather, Customer Advocates who provide encompassing services such as inventory control and management, as well as the comprehensive delivery and stocking of products, such as lab coats and scrub uniforms in New York City.

The linen rental and service provider's easy-to-use, Instant Service App, Same Day Linen Rescue services, and accommodating Online Customer Portal, should encourage any healthcare system to pursue their convenient and dependable sanitized linen solutions. Learn more about ImageFIRST New York by visiting their website today.

About ImageFIRST
Founded in 1967, ImageFIRST is the largest and fastest growing national linen rental and laundry service specializing in the outpatient medical market. ImageFIRST's 36 locations nationwide serve over 5,500 medical offices every week, providing linen, patient gowns, scrubs and much more while partnering with facilities to better manage linen inventory. With a customer retention rate of over 95%, ImageFIRST is dedicated to improving patient satisfaction through quality linens and remarkable service: their Comfort Care gowns product line increases patients' favorable perception of a facility by more than 50%.

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