In a 2008 study, it was found that 42 percent of hospital privacy curtains were contaminated with VRE, MRSA, and C-Diff. While that number drops every year thanks to more stringent cleaning protocols, the risk for cross-contamination will remain high as long as we have material that can transmit bacteria.
With traditional curtains, regardless of how many times they are washed, will always carry a risk of bacterial infections. With the Aegis antimicrobial solutions that come standard with disposable curtains, not only are you lowering the risk by more frequently changing curtains, but you’ll also have the infection-fighting power of Aegis Antimicrobial right on the curtains.
How Disposable Medical Curtains Reduce Cross Contamination
By utilizing Aegis Antimicrobial solutions, disposable medical curtains can help reduce cross-contamination in a simple three-step process:
- First, the silane base helps the antimicrobial attach to other surfaces.
- Second, the centrally located positively charged nitrogen that draws in active microbes.
- Third, the long molecular chain pierces the cell membrane of the offending microbe.
Once the antimicrobial attaches to the offending microbe, the cell membrane is electrocuted and blown apart. Bye-bye bacteria and hello patient safety.
Disposable Curtains For Hospitals Are Crucial To Healthcare.
Installing disposable curtains is crucial to healthcare for hospitals. With disposable curtains, you’ll greatly reduce cross-contamination risk, reduce employee strain due to weight, and also consistently have a sharp, crisp look.
In addition, the cost of keeping traditional curtains isn’t worth it. Consider this, let’s say your staff has to use a ladder to retrieve heavy, traditional curtains from storage. Unable to maintain the weight of the curtain, they fall. While safety protocols can help lower the risk, accidents still happen. Can you imagine how much you’d save if that employee didn’t fall? You could probably buy an entire year’s worth of curtains.
Lower the risk of HAIs and employee accidents today by making the switch to disposable.
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