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The Ugly Privacy Curtain--Dirty Dozen Leave a comment Read more »

The Ugly Privacy Curtain–Dirty Dozen

Reasons Why the Ugly Privacy Curtain Keeps Hanging Around There is no “one person” assigned to manage the facility-wide program for privacy curtains. There is no “Standard” privacy curtain Because there is no standard privacy curtain, the chances of getting the right curtain in the…


The 3 Legged Stool: People, Process and Technology--Part 2 Leave a comment Read more »

The 3 Legged Stool: People, Process and Technology–Part 2

In Part 1 of this three-part blog, I discussed the all important role that people play in delivering a safe, clean and disinfected environment for patients to recuperate in.  Although I was writing with hospitals in mind, I didn’t intend for it to be about…


Fear the Curtain-Part 3 Leave a comment Read more »

Fear the Curtain-Part 3

In “Fear the Curtain” Parts 1 and 2, I attempted to define the current state of affairs as it relates to privacy curtains in hospitals. First, healthcare workers and patients frequently touch privacy curtains before, during and after care encounters. This may promote transfer of…


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Fear the Curtain–Part 2

BACKGROUND The Problem with Privacy Curtains: Science has demonstrated time after time that privacy curtains are frequently and rapidly contaminated with pathogenic microorganisms. Within days of clean curtains being placed around the patient’s bed, 95% were contaminated on at least one occasion (21% with MRSA;…


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Fear the Curtain–Part 1

It has long been thought that environmental cleanliness was the key to curbing the spread of cross-transmission.  Not to minimize meticulous handwashing by healthcare workers, but once hands are clean, they can quickly become contaminated if the environmental surfaces are not clean and disinfected. The…


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Privacy Curtain Cleaning Solutions

By Ronnie Garrett – Housekeeping Solutions Magazine Research of hospitals indicates that both hard and porous surfaces (such as privacy curtains) in patient rooms are contaminated with pathogens and potentially dangerous bacteria such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) and VRE (vancomycin-resistant enterococcus). “The problem with…


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Part II–“The Story of the Ugly Cubicle Curtain”

In Part I, I made the case for why “The Ugly Cubicle Curtain” is always hanging around hospitals. In part II, I would like to suggest what you can do to turn that ugly curtain into a beautiful swan, just like in Hans Christian Anderson’s…


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