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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This blog article was written by Leslie Haddad, Business Manager at Herculite Products, who has over 20 years of experience in textile development and innovation. Email contact: email@example.com
A September 2011 article in the Healthland column on Time.com 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).