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"The privacy curtains that separate care spaces in hospitals and clinics are frequently contaminated with potentially dangerous bacteria, researchers said in Chicago this week.
To avoid spreading those bugs, health care providers should make sure to wash their hands after routine contact with the curtains and before interacting with patients, Dr. Michael Ohl, from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, said at the 51st Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy......"
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- Sep 24, '11 by nerdtonurse?I have a better suggestion. Disposable paper curtains.
- Sep 24, '11 by xtxrnI wonder how much time, energy, and money were spent to figure out that an item that is porous, in an environment known for all sorts of germs might......CARRY GERMS????
Another "shrimp treadmill" sort of study....
- Sep 24, '11 by nursenotamaidIn other breaking news: water is wet.
- Sep 24, '11 by slave_diverRNIt would be nice if the privacy curtains got washed sometimes. Ideally, each time a patient got discharged, but annually would be better than what's happening now.
- Sep 26, '11 by nrice28It is truly disgusting though..I mean, I really hate having to touch the curtains. I am a tech now..(graduate in May) and they are always in the freaking way! I mean, why don't people just shut the door? I have always hated them and always will. Its about time they did a study..now maybe people will wake up and figure out a better idea. They really should get sprayed or something atleast once a day with unscented antimicrobial spray. I could go on and on...I just really hate these curtains...haha...especially when they hit me in the face. UGH!
- Sep 26, '11 by merleeWhat else is new? Last week it was that our clothing gets dirty. Oy.
- Sep 26, '11 by RN in trainingguhhhROOOOSSSSSSSSSS ew
- Sep 27, '11 by SweetheartRNI touch the curtains with gloves on and then change them again when I begin touching patient. Thankfully all rms on my floor are private so most of the time i just shut the door. Most staff on the floor are smart enough to knock before coming in and believe it or not most family are too....docs on the other hand
- Sep 27, '11 by misswoosieQuote from nerdtonurse?They're used in the UK and changed between patients, or if they become visibly contaminated.I have a better suggestion. Disposable paper curtains.