(i) the mean average cost of the Privacy curtains
(ii) by day 14, 87.5% of laundered curtains tested positive for MRSA Learn More
(iii) For simplicity, this audit calculates washing every 3 months
Clean Microbial Guidelines
“We know that privacy curtains pose a high risk for cross-contamination because they are frequently touched but infrequently changed,” says Kevin Shek, BSc, the study’s lead author. “The high rate of contamination that we saw by the 14th day may represent an opportune time to intervene, either by cleaning or replacing the curtains.”
By day 21, almost all curtains exceeded 2.5 CFU/cm3. (iv)
The coronavirus Covid 19 has upped the ante for our healthcare facilities via droplet transfer and the potential for airborne transmission, straining the IPC staff and Environmental services alike. A recent study in 2020 discovered that HAI’s posed a lower risk, this curious anomaly is hypothesized to be a direct result of increased cleaning cycles and more thorough cleaning regimes.(v) This follows then that post pandemic cleaning measures maintain enhanced hygienic measures. Endurocide Antimicrobial disposable privacy curtains, and our antimicrobial sporicidal virucidal privacy curtains provide a hygienic and cost effective option highlighted in an article published by the American Journal of Infection Control.(vi) We invite you to try them for yourselves, and see the difference they can make for your facility.