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OR Sustainability Expert

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Disposable curtains, made of the same poly material such as medical gowns, face masks, and CSR wraps can be disposed of in a responsible way."

- Karen Goelst

Straight from the OR Sustainability expert

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"The fact that the number of curtains found to have MRSA increased over time underscores the need..."

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"To provide a safe environment for surgical patients that are at an increased risk of infection..."

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"Soft surfaces are often more difficult to clean than hard surfaces and have been shown to be involved in..."

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"During this period of unprecedented curtain exchanges, many hospitals realized that launderable curtains were a BIG problem for the Environmental Services department..."

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"Sinks, computer keyboards, restroom fixtures--all provide happy hunting and breeding grounds for microbes, but so do privacy curtains in the Pre-Op and Post-Op areas..."

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"The tide is turning toward disposable curtains that are made with recyclable polypropylene (poly)..."

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Myth: Privacy curtains can be cleaned with UV-C.

 

Fact: UV-C light stations can only decontaminate curtains when...

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Have you ever wondered what happens to items like used facemasks, gowns, or even those “recyclable” privacy curtains?

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Every patient deserves and expects a safe, clean, and disinfected room in which to recover. The use of antimicrobial curtains provided a false sense of security for the EVS leaders ...

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"Surprisingly, unlike other countries in the world, US healthcare architects and designers continue to design patient rooms at our medical facilities..."

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"Many switched to cost-saving disposable solutions only to later realize that the “perceived” inexpensive curtain they signed up for in fact was quite costly...

Contact This Expert

Do you have questions about OR Sustainability?

You can reach Karen at: kgoelst@kleenedge.com

Learn more about KleenEdge by visiting their website.

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