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How Color Choices Affect the Mood in Healthcare Spaces

How Color Choices Affect the Mood in Healthcare Spaces

Color theory has long maintained that certain colors are linked to certain moods. Whether this is universally true or a byproduct of cultural expectations about the meanings of those colors is still up for debate, but one thing that is not debatable is the fact that research shows these effects are perceived by those who have to use the space. They are reproducible as well, so you know that they will be predictable in their results. Since moods have been linked to stress levels and stress levels have been linked to the likelihood of…

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What You Should Know About Privacy Curtain Cleaning Requirements

Did you know that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not have any specific requirements for cleaning privacy curtains? They only require that you include the laundering frequency on your housekeeping schedule. Even The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gives very vague guidelines for laundering cubicle curtains and simply states that you need to “clean…window curtains in patient-care areas” when they are visibly dirty. Our Curtain Cleaning Suggestions Since we wanted to provide our clients with more definitive cleaning recommendations than the OSHA or CDC offers, we decided to take some advice from Steve MacArthur, who…

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Diamond Drapery is Now Healthcare Curtains

Healthcare Curtains is pleased to bring appealing customizable curtains to healthcare facilities of all types. As Diamond Drapery we created privacy curtains and other partitions made to the exact specifications of our many clients. Under our new name of Healthcare Curtains, we continue this tradition of meticulously made curtains for hospitals, clinics, and other care settings. Custom Curtains for Every Environment Every setting within a healthcare environment requires different precautions and parameters for the safety and comfort of patients and providers. As Healthcare Curtains we continue to produce the same…

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What You Need to Know About Flame-Resistant Hospital Curtains

If you manage a healthcare setting, you probably already know how important having the right supplies can be for the success of your business. That means more than just having the medical supplies to treat patients, as important as that can be. It also means having the equipment you need to meet fire and safety regulations, so your facility is safe for both workers and patients. Flame Retardant Curtains One of the key ways you can accomplish this is through the use of fire resistant and fireproof materials that comply with the NFPA 701 standard. This standard certifies that the…

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Using Mesh Cubicle Curtains to Enhance Privacy in Healthcare Settings

Cubicle curtains provide privacy to patients and health care workers while helping create dynamic, useful spaces inside larger rooms. Mesh cubical curtains are among the most popular varieties because they are lightweight, easy to wash, and durable. Conforming to the Highest Standard The curtains used in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities must conform to certain technical specifications; selecting curtains, curtain tracks, and other cubicle components in accordance with current best practices and safety codes is important for many reasons. For instance: Comply with fire safety codes by selecting fabrics…

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Accurately Measuring Hospital Privacy Curtains

The curtains used to create privacy cubicles in healthcare settings must be measured and hung with a great deal of accuracy. Doing so accomplishes these four very important goals: Assures compliance with current fire and safety code standards Ensures optimal operation of fire sprinklers and other safety features Facilitates effective workflow for personnel Enhances patient comfort through the provision of privacy These goals are only met when hospital curtain measuring is done correctly. Following these tips will help you measure accurately. Measuring Curtain Length Three inches of clearance between the ceiling mounted curtain track and the top of the curtain…

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Developing a Cleaning Schedule for Hospital Curtains

Cleaning is an essential operation in every facet of the healthcare industry, and adhering to standards set by facilities managers and other supervisors helps ensure effective workflow. Cleaning accomplishes several important goals, including: Creating a safe and sanitary environment for patients and healthcare workers Facilitating the smooth delivery of care services Enhancing patient comfort and confidence in providers Supporting materials handling protocols Hospital curtain cleaning plays a role in the accomplishment of each one of these goals as well as several others that might have been outlined by your organization…

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Hospital Privacy Curtains and Secondary Infections

In an effort to continue improving outcomes for patients by reducing the number of secondary infections contracted while being treated in the hospital, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have identified the most commonly touched parts of patient rooms. This is important, because commonly touched surfaces are the ones most at risk for transmitting infections. To minimize that risk, a number of measures are available, and to be most effective, each one should be targeted to a specific risk factor. Commonly Touched Surfaces Hospital curtains Remote controls Bedside tables Bedrails For the most part, cleaning and disinfectant protocols…

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How to Choose the Right Fabric for Your Privacy Curtain

Hospitals have used the privacy curtain as a barrier that both protects patients’ dignity and helps the staff to maintain sterile environments by providing in-room barriers between patients during sensitive procedures. That means that they see a lot, and they have to be sturdy enough to stand up to the demands of heavy use. It also means that when you are looking for a good resource for your hospital curtain needs, you will want to make sure that you find the fabric that is best suited to your needs. Basic…

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