Encompass offers a variety of programs, systems and services to help Acute Care providers and linen processors manage their operations more efficiently and effectively.
Linen is an expensive, consumable medical supply that is essential to the delivery of high-quality patient care. Like other consumable medical supplies, there is a direct cost associated with each and every use of a linen item and consistent management attention is required to ensure the "rational consumption" of linen.
Encompass provides comprehensive linen management and "rational consumption" support to both hospital and commercial laundry customers. By using dedicated nurse consultants with extensive textile utilization and management experience, Encompass helps customers reduce waste, improve processes, and enhance patient care while achieving and sustaining significant cost savings.
Our dedicated nurse consultants conduct on-site hospital surveys, analyzing nursing utilization of linen and its impact on patient care. Specific recommendations are developed for changes in practice that enhance care and decrease cost. The Smart Solutions® collection of tools and resources provide a wide range of staff education to support the linen utilization recommendations.
In association with Medcom/Trainex, Encompass offers a variety of on-line continuing education courses for nurses. On-line accredited continuing education programs provided at no charge to hospital nursing staff focus on skin integrity issues, patient warming rationales, safe patient handling concerns and infection prevention measures that have direct impact on linen utilization. Please contact us or your local Encompass Acute Care representative for more information.