KEEP IT PRIVATE
The HIPAA Privacy Rule “establishes national standards to protect individuals' medical records and other personal health information. The Rule requires appropriate safeguards to protect the privacy of personal health information and sets limits and conditions on the uses and disclosures that may be made of such information without patient authorization.” While HIPAA ensures the confidentiality of a patient’s health records, privacy curtains ensure physical privacy. That’s where Curtain-Tracks can help.
Our privacy curtains can be found in hospitals, emergency rooms, clinics, nursing homes, and physician offices across the country. Healthcare providers turn to Curtain-Tracks for the high-quality construction, safety, style, and affordability of our privacy curtains as well as the exceptional customer service we provide. Our curtains are constructed with a triple-thick 1 ½ inch header sewn with a double-needle Safe-T-Lock stitch. With the constant opening and closing of the curtains, this triple thick header makes them nearly tear-proof.
All privacy cubicle curtains are constructed using fabrics that pass NFPA 701 testing, the most stringent national standard. Depending on the application of the privacy curtains, most fire codes require the use of mesh at the top 20 inches of the curtain. Our curtains feature ½ inch flame retardant mesh which meets NFPA requirements and this mesh is available in 11 colors, although white or ivory are used most often. If you prefer curtains without mesh, they can be made without. Whatever you decide to order for your healthcare organization, rest assured that all of our curtains only ship after they have passed an extensive 7-point inspection process.
ON THE CEILING
Privacy curtains are often mounted to the ceiling using the 88001 Privacy Cubicle Track, an aluminum track with a silver satin finish. This track is available in 6-foot, 8-foot, 12-foot, and 16-foot sections. For larger spaces, sections of the 88001 track can be spliced together for longer applications.
Whatever the space, we have the tracks and hospital curtains to provide the privacy you need.
Several months ago, Curtain-Tracks had the opportunity to work with the Army Corps of Engineers as they installed curtains to separate beds and create an isolation facility for Soldiers, Airmen and State Guardsmen suspected of having COVID-19. The barracks allowed the men and women to recover in a safe environment and prevent further spread of the virus. They used 88001 track which is commonly used in hospital and medical facilities. It is an aluminum track that can be spliced together for longer applications. They also used the 88100 carriers which are two wheel carriers with hook, and “quick ship” privacy cubicle curtains These curtains not only ship quickly, they are flame retardent per NFPA #701 standards and machine washable.
In the image below, Texas Army Sgt. Keith Huffstuttler, a team leader with Task Force 176’s 840th Engineering Mobility Augmentation Company, installs curtains to separate beds in Camp Swift.
In the image below, Texas Army National Guard combat engineers Pvt. Blake Hall and Spc. Nallely Cantu, both members of the 840th Engineer Mobility Augmentation Company, operating within Task Force 176, install curtains to separate beds in Camp Swift barracks.
Since the outbreak of COVD-19, the team at Curtain-Tracks has had the opportunity to not only work with the Army Corps of Engineers, but with several other medical facilities and organizations as they create isolation facilities due to COVID-19. If your organization needs privacy curtains, curtain tracks or hardware, we are here to help. We wish all the men and women at Camp Swift good health!
Image Credits: U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Giles
Patient safety and privacy is paramount in hospitals, emergency rooms and clinics so when your organization is in need of Privacy Cubicle Curtains quickly, Curtain-Tracks is here to help.
Our Quick Ship Antimicrobial Privacy Cubicle Curtains are durable, top-quality curtains featuring a triple thick 1.5 inch header at the top reinforced with a middle layer of nylon mesh. The hems and mesh have Safe-T-Stitching and grommets are 2-piece rustproof nickel plated brass and located on 6-inch centers. We know safety is critical so this fabric is flame retardant per NFPA #701 standards. Each curtain has an anti-microbial finish to help with infection control by inhibiting the growth of bacteria, fungus, mold and mildew.
Color: Oatmeal and Taupe with White Mesh
Fabric: Antimicrobial New Shadow Cube
Size: 108 in wide x 96 in tall
Our Quick Ship Oxford Privacy Curtains are made to the same specifications as the custom sized privacy cubicle curtains. These curtains are designed for institutional applications and include 20-inches of white mesh at the top to meet fire code requirements. They are machine washable and will hold up in the toughest hospital emergency room, long-term care facility or clinic, all while looking great!
Color: Cork (84 Tall), Gull (84 and 96 Tall), or Oatmeal (84 Tall)with White Mesh
Size: 108 in wide x 84 in tall or 96 in tall
A limited number of Quick Ship Privacy Cubicle Curtains are kept in stock for customers that have an urgent need. Our friendly customer service team is available to answer your questions, provide pricing and lead times on these curtains as well as any curtain track and accessories you may need. We can be reached toll free at (888) 465-0274.
Healthcare is a competitive field and emergency rooms are popping up in suburbs across the United States. Each year, ERs treat 117 million patients and these neighborhood emergency departments help eliminate overcrowding and long waits. They can treat everything from broken arms to more complex medical cases. To stay competitive, they are completely designed with the patient in mind.
Many of these ERs have private rooms for the patients but when it comes to other locations, such as registration areas and medical examining rooms, you will notice that privacy takes precedence. These spaces often have curtain tracks to allow the patient complete privacy in the event the door to the room is opened. In many cases, the 88001 Privacy Cubicle Track is used. This aluminum track has a silver satin finish and is available in 6 foot, 8 foot, 12 foot and 16 foot sections but can be spliced together for longer applications.
Hospitals and Emergency Rooms not only choose durable curtain tracks, they also choose quality privacy curtains. Curtain-Tracks' cubicle curtains are constructed with a triple thick 1 ½ incher header sewn with a double needle Safe-T-Lock stitch, making them practically tear proof. This also eliminates unraveling and raw edges, providing enduring strength. Curtains are typically sewn with rust proof nickel plated brass grommets on 6 inch centers across the header, although customer specifications can be accommodated. These curtains pass NFPA 701 testing, the most stringent national standard and feature ½ inch flame retardant mesh which meets NFPA requirements.
IF YOU EVER HAVE TO VISIT
We hope you never have to visit an emergency room, but if you do, we hope you visit an ER that offers high quality privacy cubicle tracks and privacy curtains.
PLENTY OF CARE
If you live in suburbia, there are plenty of detached Emergency Rooms, Urgent Care Centers, and health clinics inside grocery stores, allowing you to get a Physical, flu shot or even be treated for more serious illnesses. Most of the time, these health clinics don't have private rooms for every single patient so instead, they use curtain tracks and privacy curtains to divide the space into smaller rooms.
Patients "rooms" aren't exactly a rectangular shape so hospital interior designers have to be a bit creative. Many health clinics use our 6100 flexible curtain track because it can be configured easily to fit just about any space. This track is smooth and comes in one piece, up to 164 feet for the standard weight. Our medium and heavy duty tracks are available in a length of 98 feet. The flexible curtain track has a metal spine making it not only flexible, but also strong.
With this track, flexible curtain track carriers can be added. We always tell hospital interior designers that to ensure proper fit and function of the carriers, they should choose the same weight as the track. Once the carriers are in place, just add a hook to hang the curtains. Our 7142 stainless steel hooks are perfect for hospital use because they won't stain or rust.
THE FINAL PIECE
Once the tracks and carriers are in place, privacy curtains can be added. Our privacy curtains come in a variety of colors, textures, and sizes, but our Sundance line is extremely popular for these settings. They are stain and odor resistant and they are antimicrobial and can be machine washed or dry cleaned. We understand that hospitals and health clinics want to create a calming feel in that environment so we have plenty of colors and styles to choose from to ensure there is a curtain to fit any style.
You may ask, "Why do I care about curtain tracks when I am in the ER?" Great question! A clinic that takes time to consider the patient's privacy and create a space that is comforting, especially in a time of need, might be the kind of health clinic we would check out (but only if needed, of course).
If you are responsible for your clinic, ER or Urgent Care Center's design or just need extra carriers for your already existing privacy curtains and curtain tracks, give us a call.