Developed by healthcare professionals for healthcare professionals, HAIGuard™’s patented solutions solve the problem of how to manage soft surface sanitization.
 

The Hand Shield™ PAT US9144340 & US9661947 product line is available as either a permanently affixed solution that can be wiped daily in seconds or as a disposable version that can be used in conjunction with all existing privacy curtains.

• Set the microbe count back to zero after every touch.
• Use your same disinfectants, including bleach.
• Every patient has a clean curtain.

 

Products

Made in the USA

Your HAI & HCAHPS Programs

HAI Reduction

Reduce microbe transfers to fewer wound and catheter sites

Disinfect between each patient, every time

HCAHPS Improvement

Appearance counts:
Perfect fit & function

Patients witness your process

Compatible

Fits all existing track systems

Custom made with any choice of fabric

Options

Empowering every healthcare provider with the ability to improve soft surface sanitization.

The Importance of Soft Surface Sanitization

What would everything else in your hospital look like if it was cleaned on the same schedule as your privacy curtains? The standard of cleaning curtains when “visibly soiled” and only after the discharge of cautionary patients ensures that there is not a set cleaning frequency. This leaves more than half of the curtains in a hospital without a cleaning opportunity.

VRE Survival Lifespan:

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VRE Can Survive for 80 Days on Polyester

According to CDC reports, 205 people die each day in the United States with at least one hospital-acquired infection. The total comes to about 75,000 people each year.

“Presently more people die with a hospital-acquired infection than the total of breast cancer, AIDS, and car accidents combined.” —Dr. Betsey McCaughey, founder of the Committee to Reduce Infectious Deaths

Hospitals have developed many new measures to promote cleaner and safer patient environments. One of the last standout causes for concern remains soft surface sanitization. Fabrics provide unique challenges and a perfect microbial environment containing a porous surface that retains moisture and enables protection from light sources. Unlike everything else in the patient environment, privacy curtains typically do not have fixed cleaning schedule nor measures that inhibit contamination from hand transfers between patients, visitors, and staff.

MRSA Survival Lifespan:

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MRSA Can Survive 40 Days on Polyester

95% of curtains tested in patient areas hosted colonies of HAI-related microbes, according to a clinical study published by the American Journal of Infection Control.

• Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE)
• Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
• Clostridium difficile (C. diff)
• Gram-negative bacteria (Associated with Surgical Infections)

92% of the same curtains became re-contaminated within one week of traditional laundering. The results show that not only can HAI’s survive on privacy curtains, but they can also reproduce rapidly in the patient care environment.

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