Total x-ray garment solutions

X-Ray Garment Cleaning

Total Garment Solutions
Just Using Wipes?

RCS started out as a garment cleaning company. Since that time, we have evolved into a total solutions provider for x-ray garments. In addition to garment cleaning and sanitization services, we are also providing complimentary garment repairs, x-ray garment scanning services, garment disposal/replacement programs, compliance-based, inventory management programs and more.

Our Proprietary, Multi-Step Process Leads to Better Outcomes Than Just Using Wipes. The RCS Proprietary, Multi-Step Process is a comprehensive program designed to yield measurable before and after results. In using our state of the art, ATP swab testing system, simply put, we let the numbers speak for themselves!

Total Garment Solutions

RCS started out as a garment cleaning company. Since that time, we have evolved into a total solutions provider for x-ray garments. In addition to garment cleaning and sanitization services, we are also providing complimentary garment repairs, x-ray garment scanning services, garment disposal/replacement programs, compliance-based, inventory management programs and more.

Just Using Wipes?

Our Proprietary, Multi-Step Process Leads to Better Outcomes Than Just Using Wipes. The RCS Proprietary, Multi-Step Process is a comprehensive program designed to yield measurable before and after results. In using our state of the art, ATP swab testing system, simply put, we let the numbers speak for themselves!

What's Recommended?

Infection prevention thought leaders advise that high touch surfaces and objects should be cleaned, and then sanitized. The mere use of wipes and sprays may in fact kill a “bug” on the surface; however, that dead “bug” and genetic material still need to be removed from the surface. Using wipes alone will not and cannot effectively eradicate surface biofilms. The CDC & TJC recommend “the use of friction” to first clean such a surface before sanitization efforts can then be successful.

Best Practices

The governing bodies recommend “Scheduled Cleanings” (routine deep cleanings as provided by RCS) along with “Enhanced Cleanings” (use of wipes) to both be in place as a best practice protocol for your X-ray garment inventory. The labels on some wipes read, “not for use on porous surfaces” and “surface should first be cleaned before using wipes.”

The CDC advises that the use of friction is critical in physically removing soil, sweat, skin flora, dirt, organic material and debris from high touch surfaces. The outcomes of one’s cleaning efforts are tied to proper procedures being followed – any soil must first be removed before a true disinfection/sanitization can take place.

Total X-Ray Garment Solutions

1

Perform Needs Assessment

Perform Needs Assessment

Identify Inventory - personally pick up or receive shipped protective X-ray garments.

2

Pre-Service Evaluation

Pre-Service Evaluation

Evaluate for needed repairs (worn Velcro, torn straps, broken buckles, etc.)

Evaluate surface contamination level using our state of the art, ATP swab testing system

X-Ray scan the garments to check them for holes, cracks and tears.

3

Garments Serviced

Garments Serviced

Our proprietary, multi-step, servicing process is implemented (cleaning & sanitization are two different steps)

4

Post-Service Evaluation

Post-Service Evaluation

Confirming the results of our cleaning & sanitization process using our state of the art, ATP swab testing system

Attach temporary “Clean Tag Labels” to serviced garments and update RADCOMPLY™ software portal for customer

5

Returns

Returns

X-ray garments are returned to facilities in protective bins and enclosed in an impermeable wrap

6

Documentation

Documentation

We RFID tag each garment and build department specific inventories in RADCOMPLY™. This is our compliance-driven, custom software platform for your survey/audit needs. We build a living history for you of each garment and thus help you to always be prepared for audit. 

Cleaning: Before and Afters

Does the program work?

Background
The Scoop
Outcomes

 RCS recently started providing contracted services into a new healthcare facility in Ohio. They had not heard of our services prior to AHRA and shared that they previously had a “wipes-based cleaning protocol” in place. They advised they were exploring our services as means to develop a “Best Practice” model for their x-ray garment management system. 

We recently completed our first round of service for this new facility. We were unaware that they were quietly swabbing/culturing some of their garments before sending them in for service. After we serviced and returned their garments 48 hours later, they quietly followed up with those same garments to “check our work.” 

They were very pleased with what they discovered – To the point where they brought us into the loop with their undercover research and then cleared us to share their data and findings. 

References
Concerns
Best Practice

The Diagnostic Imaging Manager at this facility shared the enclosed data with RCS.  He shared in his correspondence, “We discovered the proof that we were seeking… that your service works as intended. We swabbed 10 aprons prior to sending to you and the same 10 aprons were swabbed upon return. The results were telling. All 10 garments post-cleaning by RCS revealed zero aprons had microorganism growth after 48 hours. Nice work!” (Reference available upon request)

Upon review of the enclosed data, you will observe Strep A and fungus to be real threats/concerns. As we know, Strep A invasive GAS disease is responsible for necrotizing fasciitis. This is why the governing bodies (CDC, AORN, TJC, etc.) advise that cleaning and sanitization should be two separate steps for all high-touch objects. This is also why RCS has closely followed those recommendations in setting up our multi-step process. 

Following those recommendations, we strongly encourage our customers to continue the use of a wipe/spray in between our scheduled services. The governing bodies recommend a “Scheduled Cleaning Program” be in place. (this is the routine deep cleaning that RCS provides) They also recommend that healthcare networks have an “Enhanced Cleaning Program” in place. (this is the use of a wipe/spray in between our scheduled services.)

Background

 RCS recently started providing contracted services into a new healthcare facility in Ohio. They had not heard of our services prior to AHRA and shared that they previously had a “wipes-based cleaning protocol” in place. They advised they were exploring our services as means to develop a “Best Practice” model for their x-ray garment management system. 

Background

 RCS recently started providing contracted services into a new healthcare facility in Ohio. They had not heard of our services prior to AHRA and shared that they previously had a “wipes-based cleaning protocol” in place. They advised they were exploring our services as means to develop a “Best Practice” model for their x-ray garment management system. 

Background

 RCS recently started providing contracted services into a new healthcare facility in Ohio. They had not heard of our services prior to AHRA and shared that they previously had a “wipes-based cleaning protocol” in place. They advised they were exploring our services as means to develop a “Best Practice” model for their x-ray garment management system. 

Background

 RCS recently started providing contracted services into a new healthcare facility in Ohio. They had not heard of our services prior to AHRA and shared that they previously had a “wipes-based cleaning protocol” in place. They advised they were exploring our services as means to develop a “Best Practice” model for their x-ray garment management system. 

Background

 RCS recently started providing contracted services into a new healthcare facility in Ohio. They had not heard of our services prior to AHRA and shared that they previously had a “wipes-based cleaning protocol” in place. They advised they were exploring our services as means to develop a “Best Practice” model for their x-ray garment management system. 

Background

 RCS recently started providing contracted services into a new healthcare facility in Ohio. They had not heard of our services prior to AHRA and shared that they previously had a “wipes-based cleaning protocol” in place. They advised they were exploring our services as means to develop a “Best Practice” model for their x-ray garment management system. 

X-Ray Garments Take a Beating!

Our Goal
Savings

Our goal is to keep your current inventory clean and in good working order for as long as possible! Complimentary repair services help stretch our customers’ budgets as we are able to keep garments in good working condition throughout the year, thus reducing the overall number of new garments that may need to be purchased by the department.

We provide complimentary garment repairs to our contracted customers to help keep their garments in good working condition. With routine cleaning, repair and maintenance, healthcare networks see budget savings through repairing many garments, rather than just replacing them.

Our Goal

Our goal is to keep your current inventory clean and in good working order for as long as possible! Complimentary repair services help stretch our customers’ budgets as we are able to keep garments in good working condition throughout the year, thus reducing the overall number of new garments that may need to be purchased by the department.

Savings

We provide complimentary garment repairs to our contracted customers to help keep their garments in good working condition. With routine cleaning, repair and maintenance, healthcare networks see budget savings through repairing many garments, rather than just replacing them.

What We Do Best

We’re handy, what can we say? While some garment manufacturing companies charge for repairs, our contracted customers receive complimentary repair work while we have their garments in-house for regular service. We can accommodate most everyday repair needs, including replacing worn Velcro, adding hanging straps to skirts, swapping out broken buckles, mending ripped straps, sewing up ripped binding/seams and more. The outside covering of lead wearables takes a beating and is susceptible to rips, tears, burns, fiberglass casting materials, archived stains and more!  We work to keep your garments functional and in the game! 

Repairs: Before and Afters

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X-Ray Garment Scanning

Do one of the following apply to you or your facility?
Do these sound familiar and you want to find a solution?

If this sounds familiar to you, then you know the dread, long hours, and boredom that accompanies scanning and checking these X-Ray protective garments for holes and cracks!

Some facilities use hours of X-Ray to check each of the garments.
Others expose their techs to hours of Fluoro in order to verify the integrity and condition of their garments.

Do one of the following apply to you or your facility?
Do these sound familiar and you want to find a solution?

If this sounds familiar to you, then you know the dread, long hours, and boredom that accompanies scanning and checking these X-Ray protective garments for holes and cracks!

Some facilities use hours of X-Ray to check each of the garments.
Others expose their techs to hours of Fluoro in order to verify the integrity and condition of their garments.

The dreaded annual attenuation and integrity checks of your X-Ray garment inventory is far from a pleasant experience for many facilities

The Scoop

X-Ray garments utilized by personnel performing fluoroscopy are routinely inspected for damage to comply with the requirements of hospital accrediting organizations. Radiographic examination of X-Ray garments may reveal imperfections ranging from small holes to large tears. Though patient and staff safety depend on the integrity of the X-Ray garments being in good standing, there are no standards establishing a criteria for acceptance or rejection of a garment. (Operational Radiation Safety, Vol. 80, May 2001)

Our Solution

Starting in 2017, RCS began providing this additional service offering with the intentions of removing this dreaded task from the “to do” list!  You’ve already gathered up your X-Ray garments to have them cleaned and sanitized, why not save headaches down the road and just have them radiographically inspected while they are already inside of our facilities being serviced?

FULL GARMENT SERVICING IS JUST THAT – As the World’s first full-service company dedicated to X-Ray garments, we will clean, sanitize, ATP test, repair and will now radiographically inspect your protective X-ray garments in the name of patient and staff safety.

The Scoop
Our Solution

X-Ray garments utilized by personnel performing fluoroscopy are routinely inspected for damage to comply with the requirements of hospital accrediting organizations. Radiographic examination of X-Ray garments may reveal imperfections ranging from small holes to large tears. Though patient and staff safety depend on the integrity of the X-Ray garments being in good standing, there are no standards establishing a criteria for acceptance or rejection of a garment. (Operational Radiation Safety, Vol. 80, May 2001)

Starting in 2017, RCS began providing this additional service offering with the intentions of removing this dreaded task from the “to do” list!  You’ve already gathered up your X-Ray garments to have them cleaned and sanitized, why not save headaches down the road and just have them radiographically inspected while they are already inside of our facilities being serviced?

FULL GARMENT SERVICING IS JUST THAT – As the World’s first full-service company dedicated to X-Ray garments, we will clean, sanitize, ATP test, repair and will now radiographically inspect your protective X-ray garments in the name of patient and staff safety.

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X-Ray Garment Recycling

Part of being a full-service x-ray garment company means also helping customers with garment disposal and recycling needs. X-ray protective garments have historically contained heavy metals, including lead.  Lead is included in the Toxic Substances List under the Environmental Protection Act Registry and it should not be disposed of as conventional garbage, but rather as hazardous waste. When disposed of improperly, such materials pose contamination concerns for the environment.

 

We could recommend that you check your state’s regulations regarding the disposal of heavy metals and hazardous materials.

We could recommend that you contact your local metal recycling plant and scrapyard to inquire of their policies with regards to whether or not they would accept such lead containing garments.

We could recommend that you contact your local EPA office or seek consultation from your local representative from the Department of Environmental Affairs office.

We know you have enough headaches to deal with on a day-to-day basis, so how about we make this simple for you and say, “Just send it to us and we’ll take care of it for you!”
 

QUICK AND EASY – Please just drop Kathy an e-mail at kheier@radcareservices.com, and she can get you a quote and a shipping label to make this smooth and painless for you!

Our environment today faces plenty of challenges, so it is our pleasure to help you do the right thing in terms of garment disposal and recycling.

Contact us about getting new x-ray garments.

Please feel free to contact us for our digital catalog or with any questions/concerns for purchasing new gear!

CONTACT US ABOUT GETTING NEW X-RAY GARMENTS.

Please feel free to contact us for our digital catalog or with any questions/concerns for purchasing new gear!

Being a full-service provider means much more than just cleaning garments. It is our pleasure to also help meet our customers’ needs in sourcing new x-ray wearables, protective eyeglasses, lead barriers, misc. equipment and more.

When our customers choose to purchase new x-ray wearables through RCS, we automatically inventory these garments, perform the annual x-ray scan to verify the garment’s integrity and then load this data into our cloud-based portal (RADCOMPLY™) for their records. When we ship these new wearables to the customer, they can simply receive them and no further action is needed.

Being a total solutions provider for our customers entails us taking all the headaches and hassle of “x-ray garment management” off their to-do-list. We source new garments, inventory them, clean them, repair them, x-ray scan them, document everything, and even dispose of old garments for our customers. Yes, you heard that right! When customers purchase new garments through RCS, we can even help with the recycling/disposal of their old garments!  #FullService

Contact Brandon for our full digital catalog: bmocco@radcareservices.com

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