How Clean Are Your Privacy Curtains?
Did you know that, to minimize the risk of healthcare-associated infections, privacy curtains should be cleaned well before there is visible dirt and as part of the cleaning process when an area was occupied by a patient? It’s well known that about 1 in 25 hospital patients will contract at least one HAI annually, according to the CDC, and research shows that contaminated healthcare workers’ hands continue to be a culprit in the spread of HAIs. In a recent study, five different types of bacteria were measured on privacy curtains in hospitals - including MRSA – and 92% of them showed contamination within one week!
The privacy curtains’ perceived cleanliness or neat appearance may also impact a patient’s perception of a facility, as seen in a variety of research. It won’t shock anyone that a well-maintained environment yielded a higher satisfaction in surveyed patients – after all, what patients see when lying in a hospital bed are curtains and ceilings.
The innovative and unique Cubicle Curtain Program from ImageFIRST – serviced in all of Michigan and beyond, including Detroit, MI, Lansing, MI, Grand Rapids, MI, Toledo, OH, and more – features specially-designed hospital curtains changed simply in seconds without a ladder, the use of RFID technology to track and document infection prevention, and regular laundry services of the replaced cubicle curtains – with no up-front costs.
All you have to do is select the color and pattern to best match your facility. We then measure, order and install them. On a regular basis, your Customer Advocate will replace the designated curtains, scanning them onsite with a special hand-held device to track the removed and changed ones, which keeps you compliant with the necessary infection prevention documentation. We then launder and sanitize the removed curtains as well as inspect the quality - any ripped or worn out curtains are replaced at no cost to you.
Your local ImageFIRST team is ready to be your cost-effective laundry services solution for greater patient satisfaction, no matter where you live in Detroit, MI, Grand Rapids, MI, Lansing, MI, Kalamazoo, MI, Toledo, OH, and beyond!