Curtains are rarely or NEVER sanitized!
Cubicle curtains are the largest textile in patient care areas and are rarely or NEVER sanitized. In today’s healthcare environment, infectious bacteria cling to cubicle curtains and other fabric items.
The repeated opening and closing of cubicle curtains and the handling of other fabric items contaminates the hands of healthcare staff and spreads these infectious bacteria. This endangers the health of staff, patients, and visitors.
Properly cleaned and sanitized cubicle curtains and other fabric items act as an infection barrier that helps to reduce the potential of cross contamination and infection. This protects the health of patients, staff and visitors from infection. To date there has been little to no ability to effectively maintain cubicle curtains.