CS has innovative solutions to reduce the risk of hospital acquired infections.
Hospital infections kill more Americans each year than AIDS, car accidents and breast cancer, well over 100,000*. A further study found that harmful bacteria were transferred to the hands of hospital workers; making clear that the cleaning of cubicle curtains to reduce the risk of infection is essential.
* McCaughey, B. (2006). Unnecessary Deaths: The Human and Financial Costs of Hospital Infections. Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths. Retrieved from http://emerald.tufts.edu/med/apua/consumers/faqs_2_4154863510.pdf Rutala, B. (2013, March 31).
THERE’S A BETTER WAY: CHANGING THE CURTAINS BETWEEN EACH PATIENT
THE PROBLEM: RECONTAMINATION
A study published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology found that MRSA, VRE and C-Diff was transferred to the hands of hospital workers*. Doctors and nurses may clean hands or wear protective gloves coming into a patient’s room, but they are recontaminated after opening or closing a privacy curtain. Cleaning curtains frequently helps reduce contamination. No one makes it easier to change curtains than CS.
* Rutala, B. (2013, March 31). Decontamination of hospital privacy curtains. Infection Control Report. Retrieved from http://infectioncontrolreport.blogspot.com/2013/03/decontamination-of-hospital-privacy.html.
REDUCING THE RISK OF INFECTION IS ESSENTIAL
Hospital room cleanliness is critical in preventing patients from contracting life-threatening infections, yet the changing of cubicle curtains is often overlooked.Recommendations for cleaning hospital curtains
Methicilin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), is a bacterium that causes infection resistant to many antibiotics.
Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE) are antimicrobial-resistant bacteria that live in the intestines.
the most advanced Protective treatment technology
Combining the high-performance spill and stain resistance of Nanotex® with the non-leaching antimicrobial bioAM®, this unique blended treatment is available upon request for application to any fabric. The special finish is ideal for healthcare privacy curtains where control of microorganisms is important. Nanotex with bioAM is extremely durable and fire resistant, and its application does not change the look or feel of the fabric.