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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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Common Applications of Medical Grade Vinyl

Posted by Leslie Haddad on Feb 28, 2017 12:00:00 AM

It’s easy to forget that fabrics can be complex, technical in design, and created to help augment an industry’s textile needs.

For example, medical grade vinyl is a specialty textile created specifically for the healthcare industry; it’s a type of fabric that is treated to be antimicrobial, flame retardant, and resistant to common odor and liquid contaminants.

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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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How to Determine Hospital Curtain Fabric Quality

Posted by Leslie Haddad on Aug 9, 2016 6:39:32 PM

Hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare-related facilities have a unique environment—one that requires them to set up and maintain a sterile setting to continually provide their patients with the most hygienic treatment possible.

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How to Choose the Right Medical Curtain Fabric

Posted by Craig Zola on May 20, 2014 9:38:00 AM

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Hospitals are a conglomeration of equipment and technology. But one thing we often take for granted is the simple curtain that we all use for privacy during a doctor’s visit or a hospital stay. Choosing the right medical fabric is important and takes time and consideration to find the right one.

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6 considerations for medical curtains

Posted by Leslie Haddad on Apr 22, 2014 3:18:00 PM

Interior designers of healthcare facilities face unique opportunities not found in 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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Herculite Curtain Design for Healthcare Facilities

Posted by Craig Zola on Feb 1, 2013 11:09:00 AM

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: lhaddad@herculite.com  

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Medical Fabrics and the Real Total Cost of Ownership

Posted by Craig Zola on Sep 20, 2012 3:57:00 PM

No matter what you set out to buy today, you are almost always faced with a choice—price versus quality. Whether you’re buying medical bedding, medical equipment or privacy curtains for a hospital, you have a decision to make: Do you forgo a bit of quality and save on the purchase price or do you spend a little bit more upfront and get the better quality product?

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Closing the Curtain on MRSA Infections with Medical Fabrics Surfaces

Posted by Craig Zola on Sep 18, 2012 2:56:00 PM

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).

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