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Q for Medical Personnel: Ward Modesty Curtains
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Irv
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April 24, 2020 - 10:44 am
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From an infection control standpoint, any extraneous surface seems to be an unnecessary virus and bacterial harbor.  Hospitals have discontinued visiting, and I assume that wards are segregated by patient sex, yet I continue to see ubiquitous cloth modesty curtains that are brushed aside by the gloved hands of hospital personnel.  

I realize that all surfaces are considered “hot” for virus, but those curtains likely contain secondary contaminates.  

Can someone with medical training please explain to me the continued need for these curtains?  

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CyndieZ
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It's an interesting question @Irv 

My daughter is an RN working in a hospital, so I'll ask her for her thoughts on it. But I would say in addition to the obvious reason of privacy for the patient, sometimes the medical personnel must do a procedure that would be upsetting for other patients to see. 

Also, I'm not so sure that it is a given that Covid patients are segregated by gender.

I'll let you know what she says......

Cyndie 

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Well @CyndieZ and others.  While we are at it, please ask if the use of low cost ultrasonic humidifiers supplied with triethylene glycol (active ingredient in the Ozium deodorizer) and carbonic acid (of Dr. Lister fame) could be of use, particularly in nursing homes.

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.         —Frank Zappa

The future is already here—it’s just not very evenly distributed. —William Gibson

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