PurThread Technologies Donates Medical Scrubs to Samaritan's Purse

“PurThread’s goal is ultimately to help provide better and safer healthcare environments for patients and healthcare workers,” said CEO Lisa Grimes. “As we work to achieve that goal, Samaritan’s Purse is bringing much-needed healthcare to people now, in some of the toughest places on earth. We’re proud to offer our support.”
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Study Finds PurThread Hospital Privacy Curtains Resist Superbug (VRE) Contamination Eight Times Better than Control Curtains

A first of its kind study conducted by the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine found standard control curtains were 8 times more likely to be contaminated with the superbug vancomycin resistant enterrococus (VRE) than experimental PurThread privacy curtains which only had 1 positive VRE culture during the entire study.

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Study Finds 92% of Hospital Privacy Curtains Contaminated with Pathogenic Bacteria Within One Week

For one person in 20, spending the night in a hospital will lead to an infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Now, research recently published by the American Journal for Infection Control reveals 92% of hospital privacy curtains were contaminated with potentially dangerous bacteria such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and VRE (vancomycin-resistant enterococcus) within one week of being laundered.

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Study Shows Potential Pathogens Cling to Hospital Privacy Curtains; Contamination Occurs Quickly after Laundering

Within a week of being laundered, 92 percent of hospital privacy curtains were contaminated with potentially pathogenic bacteria such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant S. aureus) and VRE (vancomycin-resistant enterococcus), a new study performed at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, IA reports.

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