Hartford, CT -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/28/2016 -- Cubicle curtains are a large portion of the contaminated medical supplies that healthcare facilities deal with on an everyday basis. In an environment where infection prevention is crucial to avoid the spread of disease, healthcare facilities are tasked with the burden of making sure that supplies, surfaces and equipment are properly replaced, cleaned and disposed of so that viruses and bacteria do not spread. However, that plight can be lightened with ImageFIRST Connecticut's Cubicle Curtain Program, which is a cost-effective solution for minimizing the risk of spreading disease. The service helps healthcare facilities in their effort to meet infection prevention standards by regularly cleaning and replacing cubicle curtains with a resilient sanitization process.
ImageFIRST Connecticut is a laundry provider and medical linen service in Portland, ME that specializes in providing healthcare-focused services that are designed to reduce the risk of pathogen transmission. Research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that after just one week of being hung, 92% of cubicle curtains were infected. But, contaminated curtains are no match for the Cubicle Curtain Program.
The medical laundry specialists take cautious steps to sanitize their products. The service entails the company's Triple BioShield Protection process, which kills up to 99.999% of bacteria using an advanced washing method. The process also includes the application of a protective coating that hinders bacteria growth, and all curtains are wrapped in plastic to safeguard them from contamination during transportation. Furthermore, the curtains are tracked and documented for infection prevention through UHF RFID scanning.
By joining the Cubicle Curtain Program, healthcare facilities can help reduce the potential of an outbreak that could be attributed to improperly cleaned cubicle curtains. Since the program rents the curtains rather than provides them for purchase, healthcare facilities do not have to cope with a capital expenditure budget. Plus, there are no up-front costs for beginning the affordable program.
ImageFIRST Connecticut's Cubicle Curtain Program allows healthcare facilities to shift their focus fully to caring for their patients rather than have to worry about contaminated cubicle curtains. According to a survey by Infection Control Today, 55% of Infection Preventionists (IPs) and hospital leaders felt that their healthcare system's environmental services department is resourced inadequately, leaving staff and patients at risk for being exposed to infection. However, healthcare facilities can depend on ImageFIRST Connecticut's infection-prevention-focused services, such as the Cubicle Curtain Program, to help them in their effort to remain free of pathogens.
For more details about the Cubicle Curtain Program available at ImageFIRST Connecticut, the provider of healthcare bed supplies and other products in Providence, RI, visit their website or dial 800-932-7472.
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 hear more about ImageFIRST Connecticut and to learn more about their services in depth, visit them on the web at http://new-england-ct.imagefirst.com/.