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How often should disposable hospital curtains be changed?


The frequency at which disposable hospital curtains should be changed can vary depending on several factors, including the type of curtains, the degree of contamination, and the policies of the healthcare facility.

However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that disposable curtains in patient areas should be changed at least once every month, or whenever visibly soiled, contaminated, or damaged. Additionally, curtains should be replaced and cleaned immediately if they come into contact with blood, body fluids, or other potentially infectious materials.

Some hospitals may choose to replace curtains more frequently, particularly in high-risk areas such as intensive care units or isolation rooms. It is important for healthcare facilities to establish policies and procedures for the use and replacement of curtains, and to ensure that staff are trained on proper handling, disposal, and replacement of these curtains to minimize the risk of infection transmission.

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