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Important Information About Cleaning X-ray Shielding

Posted by Jared Carver on

Tips for Cleaning

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Although hand hygiene is important to minimize the impact of this transfer, cleaning and disinfecting environmental surfaces as appropriate is fundamental in reducing their potential contribution to the incidence of healthcare-associated infections."

In the near-pandemic period of coronavirus COVID-19, this consideration is more important than ever.  

Most cleaning compounds used in medical facilities are suitable for cleaning our Tungsten Vinyl. We normally recommend peroxide and sodium hypochlorite based sanitizers. 

The chart above, created by The Center for Food Security & Public Health at Iowa State University, shows the susceptibility of microorganisms to chemical disinfectants.

 

Risks in Healthcare Setting

 Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) or Nosocomial infections can be reduced by frequent cleaning of all surfaces in healthcare settings.

According to National Institutes of Health (NCBI), “Annually, approximately 2 million patients suffer with healthcare-associated infections HAIs in the USA, and nearly 90,000 are estimated to die.” 

These HAIs include surgical-site infections (SSIs), central-line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs).

 

Tungsten Vinyl Radiation Protection Material

 Tungsten vinyl X-ray curtains are a non-porous & water-resistant alternative to leaded vinyl or patient protection blankets.  When used in patient contact situations the material provides a lead-free radiation protection product which is easier to clean and helps to prevent potential buildups of bacteria and other disease-causing microorganisms.

This lead-free radiation protection material is lightweight and compliant with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) making it the perfect choice for radiation protection in the healthcare industry.

Flexible lead-free vinyl is the best radiation protection material to use without exposing patients and medical staff to the hazardous effects of lead.

This lead-free radiation protection is traditionally provided in a light blue color provoke desirable moods and emotions to patients and medical staff in workplaces.  

Our Tungsten vinyl radiation protection material is traditionally provided in a light blue color to provoke desirable moods and emotions to patients and medical staff in medical facilities. 

To view prices for tungsten vinyl flexible radiation shielding for healthcare, visit https://www.xraycurtains.com/products/tungsten-vinyl-flexible-radiation-shielding-for-healthcare


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  • Very informative. It was interesting to learn that Tungsten vinyl is a good replacement for lead for X-ray protection. Very small typo I noticed and wanted to share with you: Where you refer to the chart, it actually appears above the statement “This chart below, created by The Center for Food Security & Public Health at Iowa State University, shows the susceptibility of microorganisms to chemical disinfectants.” Other than that, I liked the chart and the information shared. Visually appealing.

    Peter Snow on

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