In recent years, disposable antimicrobial and sporicidal privacy curtains have gained recognition as an effective infection prevention strategy. That’s because new technologies have enabled manufacturers to incorporate a variety of treated and embedded substances onto the surfaces of synthetic curtains. It’s now common knowledge that pathogens can survive on hospital surfaces for days or weeks, making curtains the perfect vehicles for the transmission of infectious diseases.
However, there are some facts about disposable medical curtains that you may not have heard:
- 93 per cent of tested laundered (fabric) contained bacteria that could result in healthcare-associated infections
- Traditional hospital laundering practices are not enough to remove all viable bacteria
- 92 per cent of traditional curtains become contaminated within 1 week
- Contamination occurs rapidly after curtains are placed in the hospital environment
Antimicrobial and Sporicidal Disposable Curtains
Endurocide® Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Curtains are the future of hospital curtains – proven to be effective against spores, bacteria and even fungi. They are perfect for use in areas of high, intermediate or even low contamination risk. The curtains are infused with a unique, patented liquid formulation which traps and kills pathogens within seconds when they encounter the curtain fabric. Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Curtains help hospitals to stop the spread of infection and reduce the spread of hospital acquired infections.
A recent report published by the American Journal of Infection Control tested the antibacterial efficacy of Endurocide® Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Curtains 24 months after installation. As mentioned above, over 90 per cent of curtains in healthcare settings become contaminated within one week of being re-hung. So, long before they appear soiled, they’re potential causes of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in staff, patients and visitors.
Endurocide® Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Curtains are designed for critical hospital and healthcare environments where patient care is of the utmost importance. These curtains are suitable for use in a range of hospital departments, such as:
- Burn units
- Oncology wards
- Operation suites
- General surgery wards
- Cardiology wards
- Renal units
- Isolation wards
- Intensive care units
- Maternity & neonatal
- Infectious disease units
- High-dependency units
Endurocide® disposable curtains not only inhibit the growth of pathogens, they actively kill them over their entire two-year life
Beyond their proven clinical benefit, QSD has multiple colours, patterns and finishes to suit any interior design need. And you don’t need to replace your track installations. Remove your existing curtains and hang up our Endurocide® disposable curtains.
- Breaks the chain of infection
- Long lasting (up to 24 months)
- Fitted with tiebacks
- Self-auditing & privacy labels
- 100 per cent recyclable
- No track conversion
- No laundry costs
- Fire retardant
QSD Has You Covered
QSD now carries the world’s first healthcare curtain that actively kills pathogens: the Endurocide® Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Disposable Curtain. Unlike traditional, untreated curtains which can store pathogens, our curtains are treated with a patented formulation that traps and kills bacteria, mycobacteria, fungi and spores on the fabric surface, helping to prevent your curtains from becoming a source of pathogenic transmission for up to two years.
They are available in three different designs:
- Standard and Longdrop – 100 per cent polypropylene, for suspended and ceiling-fixed rails
- Meshtop – With NFPA 13-compliant mesh, for ceiling-fixed rails
- Meshcut – For suspended ceiling rails
We Make Your Curtains Our Top Priority
QSD has been a curtain and drapery leader since 1987, because we dedicate ourselves to finding solutions for our customers. It is through our years of experience that we ensure every curtain we manufacture receives our high standard of quality control. Your complete satisfaction is our highest priority.