Detroit, MI -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/21/2016 -- Pathogens that cause healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) can creep into many locations in a hospital, including those that even experienced healthcare professionals may not expect. According to a recent report from the American Journal of Infection Control, 92% of the hospital privacy curtains – also known as "cubicle curtains" – tested by a research group were contaminated with dangerous bacteria, including MRSA and VRE within a week of their last laundering. Frequently touched by staff but infrequently cleaned, cubicle curtains have become a veritable nightmare for those determined to prevent the spread of disease.
At ImageFIRST Detroit, a provider of scrubs, linens, gowns, and nurse uniforms in Detroit, MI, an innovative cubicle curtain program is available to healthcare providers in order to help stop the spread of infection in a manner that is convenient for hospital staff.
The healthcare laundry provider's specially-designed curtains – rented to facilities, who accordingly need not worry about capital expenditures – are easily changed in just seconds, a task completed by dedicated ImageFIRST associates in order to cut down on the amount of time and labor required from the facility's staff, giving them more time to focus on patient care. These curtains feature RFID technology which the ImageFIRST associate will scan in order to document infection prevention efforts and track the curtains' location, and are routinely changed by ImageFIRST staff on a rigorously-upheld schedule to ensure their sanitation.
To learn more about the ImageFIRST cubicle curtain program, available at select locations nationwide, or to inquire about receiving scrubs, gowns, linens, and medical uniforms in Detroit, MI from the ImageFIRST Detroit location, visit http://detroit.imagefirst.com.
Founded in 1967, ImageFIRST is the largest and fastest growing national linen rental and laundry service specializing in the outpatient medical market. ImageFIRST's 36 locations nationwide serve over 5,500 medical offices every week, providing linen, patient gowns, scrubs and much more while partnering with facilities to better manage linen inventory. With a customer retention rate of over 95%, ImageFIRST is dedicated to improving patient satisfaction through quality linens and remarkable service: their Comfort Care gowns product line increases patients' favorable perception of a facility by more than 50%.
To learn more about the ImageFIRST in Detroit, MI, please visit their website at http://detroit.imagefirst.com.