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Everyday we have a clean top sheet and the old top sheet goes to the bottom sheet, in less the staff feels the patient needs clean sheets all together

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My advice every 2-3 days.

Even if the linen does not look dirty the person will still be shedding skin cells and some will be colonised with potential pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus including methicillin resistant S. aureus, MRSA.

The average adult human loses up to 500 million skin cells per day.

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Glenys

Glenys Harrington
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Hi all,

Ive had the following question from a colleague:

How often does bed linen need to be changed if not soiled?
I have checked the linen protocol and Australian IPC guideline 3.1.8 but cant find anything?
Are there any best practice guidelines or anything?

Thanks,

Helen Scott CICP-P
CNE, Infection Prevention & Control
Northwest Regional Hospital
Tasmanian Health Service – North West

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