According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1 out of every 25 hospital patients in the United States contracts at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI). This number is startling because it also means that more than half a million people contract an HAI every year.
Many studies have shown that nearly 40% of HAIs can be traced back to a contaminated hospital worker's hands. What's more, hospital items most touched by hospital workers—such as clinical surfaces and cubicle curtains—have been shown to be highly contaminated. In fact, an article published in the American Journal of Infection Control indicated that over 90% of hospital cubicle curtains were contaminated. All of the curtains were examined six times over three weeks, and were all found to be contaminated with at least five distinct types of bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA.
While most medical facilities do everything they can to prevent the spread of HAIs to cubicle curtains and other items in a patient's room, it still continues to be a problem.
Plus, consider this: a 2014 Leapfrog Hospital Survey of over 1,500 U.S. hospitals shed light on the fact that 1 in 4 hospitals still need to improve their hand hygiene practices. Most of the hospitals surveyed even offered proper hospital-wide training and education in hand hygiene practices!
There is no doubt that encouraging your medical facility's staff to wash their hands often and appropriately to prevent HAIs is vital. However, it is also important that you consider implementing a more frequent and comprehensive cubicle curtain cleaning program such as the one we offer here at ImageFIRST Miami.
Those who choose to take advantage of our innovative Cubicle Curtain Cleaning Program will receive specially-designed curtains that can be changed in under 90 seconds and have UHF tags to document their replacements. Want to pick the color of your curtains? Well, we allow our clients to select the colors they want! Last, but certainly not least, our cubicle curtains are thoroughly cleaned via our Triple BioShield Protection® process that has been shown to eliminate up to 99.999% of bacteria. To learn more about the program, please visit our Cubicle Curtains page.
When you are looking for efficient cubicle curtain cleaning services, high-quality patient apparel and healthcare uniforms in Miami, we pledge to deliver. To learn more about our products and services, please feel free to browse through our website, or call us at your earliest convenience.