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cubicle curtains - are they making you sick?

Posted by HUSH Curtain Team on Oct 2, 2018 2:28:50 PM

Fabric cubicle curtains have a reputation for being one of the dirtiest surfaces in the hospital.  Not only are they a high touch point, but they are rarely cleaned or changed between patients.  

Recently, hospitals have been fighting back by using wipeable, clean-in-place curtains or disposables that ensure curtains are cleaned on a more frequent basis.  

Click here to learn how Clean In Place Curtains Help 

A recent study published in the American Journal of Infection Control found that privacy curtains are breeding MRSA.  Read more below in an article from Beckers Hospital Review, written by Megan Knowles.

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the color effect

Posted by HUSH Curtain Team on Aug 27, 2018 6:20:12 AM

Imagine yourself in a calm, peaceful room.  Beautiful music is playing, your surroundings are soft and a perfect breeze is coming in through an open window.  Now imagine the color of everything in that room is RED.  Not what you were thinking was it?  Most likely, the room you were imagining was shades of white or blue.  The connection between certain colors and our feelings and moods is extremely strong.  Color psychology is used for everything from marketing to influencing how we heal.  Read more below for how color can effect your patient experience.

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the harmful effects of noise and noise reduction in hospitals

Posted by HUSH Curtain Team on Jul 2, 2018 6:39:33 AM

Tranquil.

Relaxed.

Healing.

Rest.

Calm.

NOISE.

One of these things is not like the other.  NOISE!  It doesn't belong.  These are the descriptive words we strive to model our healthcare facilities after.  And yet, hospital noise has steadily increased since the 1960s.

Why does it matter?  And why should we make an effort to quiet our healthcare spaces? 

Click Here to Learn about Hospital Acoustics

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Creating a Peaceful Inpatient Experience

Posted by HUSH Curtain Team on May 24, 2018 10:47:19 AM

 

Ensuring that patients have a peaceful and calming inpatient experience is key in healing, rest and improving HCAHPS scores. By focusing on 3 main sensory experiences, you can guarantee a tranquil and serene stay for your patients.

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5 best ways to reduce noise in hospitals

Posted by HUSH Curtain Team on Apr 19, 2018 2:52:18 PM

 

 

Noise in hospitals is tough problem to solve.  Most facilities are older, have tight budgets and are getting more and more crowded everyday.   With the importance of noise on HCAHPS scores and the healing process for patients, noise in healthcare has become a major focus.

But how do you solve this problem easily?  Read below for the 5 best and simple ways to reduce noise in your facility.

 

 

 

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