Salem, NH -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/26/2016 -- Battling healthcare-associated infection is one of the most prevalent concerns in the medical industry. At the moment, approximately one out of twenty-five patients in a hospital in the United States contacts at least one healthcare-associated infection. Similarly, about thirty percent of patients being treated at an intensive care unit develop at least one healthcare-associated infection. In terms of the bigger picture, hospitals in the United States experience almost two million healthcare-associated infections annually, and the total costs associated with that statistic is forty-five billion dollars every year.
There's a wide variety of risk factors related to the spread of these infections, and those risk factors include issues such as surgical procedures, indwelling medical devices, injections, contamination of the healthcare environment, improper use of antibiotics and transmission of communicable diseases between patients and healthcare workers.
In addition to important measures such as sufficient and continuous training and motivating of staff, medical facilities can also make a big difference in infection prevention by choosing the right partners who provide innovative solutions and dedication to taking the issue of infection prevention seriously. That's why ImageFIRST New England NH, a leading provider of healthcare laundry products from patient gowns and linen to medical uniforms and scrubs in New England, NH, is proud to announce that they have developed a series of services specifically designed to assist medical facilities in improving their infection prevention.
For example, the ImageFIRST Triple BioShield Protection process consists of sanitizing and killing up to 99.999% of common pathogens. After this, the laundry items are coated with a special EPA-registered coating and softener that creates an inhibition zone for bacteria. Finally, all of the sanitized and coated products are encased in a plastic barrier to minimize the possibility of infection during transportation and storage. In addition, the patient gowns are individually packaged as well as hand-inspected before being sealed.
The latest infection prevention innovation from ImageFIRST New England NH is the comprehensive Cubicle Curtains program. It allows the client facility to choose the color and pattern of the curtain, while ImageFIRST handles taking measurements, ordering the curtains and installing them. After installation, the medical facility is guaranteed scheduled replacements and infection prevention reporting that provides documented compliance. After removal and before being returned, all curtains are sanitized and inspected for quality, and in cases of permanently stained or ripped curtains they are replaced at no cost to the client. This program also provides minimal disruption to the staff, as the curtains can be changed within ninety seconds.
Anyone interested in more information on ImageFIRST New England NH and their wide selection of high-quality products from scrubs to medical uniforms in New England, NH, is welcome to either visit the company website or to contact them directly by calling 800-932-7472.
About ImageFIRST New Hampshire
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%.
For more information about ImageFIRST New Hampshire, the cost-effective solution for greater patient satisfaction, please visit http://new-england-nh.imagefirst.com/.