FAIRWAY, Kan. — The American Reusable Textile Association (ARTA) has announced the dates and location for its 2012 education seminar —April 5-6 at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tenn. The meeting will focus on client education and employee customer service training.
“With the advent of the green movement, all businesses are scrutinizing the environmental impacts of their operations,” says ARTA Executive Director Nancy Jenkins. “In the healthcare market specifically, national organizations such as Practice Greenhealth and the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) are encouraging their members to increase the use of reusable medical textiles as an effective means to minimize waste.
“The challenge for our clients is that many have only ever known disposable items. It’s up to our industry to provide the education and in-service training that can help healthcare workers increase their use of reusable textiles in an effective and nonthreatening manner.”
ARTA’s 2012 meeting in Memphis is open to members and nonmembers, as well as all sister associations. In addition to sessions featuring information and tools on client in-service training and employee customer service training, the conference will provide updates on technical and production issues that affect the marketing of linen and medical textiles.