Curtains are made of fabric and can become contaminated by gloves, hands, vomit, bugs, airborn bacteria, nasal droplets etc. It is very difficult to know visually when a curtain has become contaminated. With the EganMed privacy screen, all foreign matter is visible immediately because of the high gloss white finish.
Cleaning Curtains involves working at height. The Curtains must be taken down from a curtain rail located 2500mm from the floor. They must be sent to laundry and treated/handled they same way as hazardous medical waste.
A replacement set of curtains must be installed again, creating another working at height issue. The risk of falls when replacing 6 sets of curtains in a multi bed ward grows exponentially especially if the current infection control policies are implemented to the highest standard.