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Are Your Hospital Cubicle Curtains Contaminated with Bacteria?

Posted by Whitney L. Wagner on Nov 13, 2018 5:06:34 PM

Study results indicate alarming statistics

In September 2018, the American Journal of Infection Control released study results indicating that patient privacy curtains (also known as hospital cubicle curtains) often harbor harmful bacteria, including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)—a form of bacteria resistant to many antibiotics that can cause health issues such as skin infections and pneumonia. Authors of the study recommend cleaning or replacing curtains frequently to stave off the transmission of harmful bacteria. 

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What To Do About Gross Dorm Shower Curtains

Posted by Leslie Haddad on Oct 4, 2017 10:02:00 AM

Entering college is one of the most exciting moments in anyone’s life. Living away from home and meeting new people from all over the world makes dorm life a truly one-of-a-kind experience. One of the biggest adjustments for any incoming college freshman is making the transition to living away from your parents. Not only that, but most freshmen live in shared space with several roommates. With so many new experiences, dorm common areas like the bathroom or kitchen can be neglected and frankly become quite gross.

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Complete Your Hospital Room Design With Stylish Hospital Curtains

Posted by Leslie Haddad on Jan 12, 2017 3:27:23 PM

Designing for hospital rooms is about more than providing a comfortable patient area with medical equipment—it’s about creating a better healthcare and healing experience for patients and their families during a hospital stay, as well as developing a better workspace for caregivers.

Whether you’re designing a new hospital room or renovating an existing one, adding the right hospital curtains can dramatically impact the overall look and feel of a room. Below are some ideas on how to successfully incorporate them into your design plans.

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Industrial Curtains: What are They?

Posted by Chad Twombly on Oct 7, 2016 6:24:20 PM

Do you know what industrial curtains are? You might have seen them at large food warehouses. They are the clear partitions you walk through when you go into a refrigerated section.

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Antimicrobial Fabrics in the Medical Textiles Industry

Posted by Leslie Haddad on Jul 13, 2015 7:23:18 AM

Did you know that sportswear, gauze, bed linen, mattresses, and even curtains can be made into antimicrobial fabrics? In fact, there are a variety of uses for antimicrobial fabrics, especially in medical bedding. You may not notice it but when you go to the hospital, your doctor’s office, or a clinic, you’re pretty much surrounded by antimicrobial fabrics.

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Herculite On Demand® New Curtain Builder

Posted by Chad Twombly on Sep 6, 2013 2:07:00 PM

Innovation can take many forms. Herculite tries to evaluate our products from our customer’s perspective, asking questions and interacting with our customer partners to find ways to help our customers increase their bottom line. We use three different measures to determine the value of an innovation; does the solution reduce the cost of our customers finished product, will it increase efficiencies, or will it increase sales.

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Herculite Curtain Design for Healthcare Facilities

Posted by Leslie Haddad on Feb 1, 2013 11:09:00 AM

Interior design for a healthcare facility is unique from design for other public buildings. In addition to designing a space that is functional, flexible and efficient, healthcare facility owners today are focused on creating a positive space that is comforting for their residents, patients, and visitors and ensures employee satisfaction and safety.

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Closing the Curtain on MRSA Infections with Medical Fabrics Surfaces

Posted by Leslie Haddad on Sep 18, 2012 2:56:00 PM

A September 2011 article in the Healthland column on reported on the findings some University of Iowa researchers presented at a scientific conference in Chicago earlier that week. To the author’s chagrin, the scientists had confirmed what the author thought to be obvious: 95 percent of hospital privacy curtains contained harmful pathogens, most notably methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE).

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