The healthcare facilities use disposable medical materials and textiles as it protects bedding and equipment while helping in infection control and reducing cross-contamination.
FREMONT, CA: The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that we still need an increased and improved focus on hygiene and infection control. The next-generation, highly absorbent disposable sheet technology contributes to this by encapsulating liquid and moisture while also preventing penetration and at the same time providing optimum care and comfort for the patient. All these features are combined into one disposable, environmentally friendly product strong enough to lift a patient.
What is innovation?
The concept was efficient, but advancement alters the way people do things, changes processes and alters people's lives.
Daring to bet on what people believe in is what innovation is all about. It is also time and resources intensive, and approximately 90 percent of start-ups fail within five years. To be successful, advancement must be integrated into daily life. It is a matter of getting up every day, trying to make the right choice at the right time, and working hard and smartly with plenty of patience. Even with all such factors in play, a certain amount of luck is required to achieve success.
It would be difficult to find a better all-in-one solution. It can make many hospital employees' daily lives more accessible and more efficient, giving healthcare professionals more valuable time to care for patients. In addition, the product will be biodegradable and would meet every necessary environmental requirement.
Disposable sheets in healthcare
Disposable linens are not a new concept in healthcare facilities, even though their demand has increased in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. Before introducing paper-based and more tightly woven fabrics with fluid-repellent treatments, conventional gowns, undersheets, and drapes were made from cotton.
Research and technological development started to place a strong emphasis on replacing conventional linens with disposable materials. As a result, researchers and manufacturers were using a broad variety of materials to develop disposable bed linen, including virgin wood pulp and recycled cellulose, polypropylene and polyethylene extracted from fossil oils, and Tencel fibers made from eucalyptus trees.
Many of these materials were designed to be highly absorbent while balancing the necessity for liquid and microbial barrier properties with the requirement for softness and comfort.
COVID-19 and use of disposable products
There are numerous benefits to using disposable medical materials and textiles. They help to protect equipment and bedding while also aiding in infection control and reducing cross-contamination.
Products in these positions are not only at the frontline of COVID-19 management, but they also have a well-established market in areas such as obstetrics, surgery, recovery and critical care, emergency and outpatient care, ambulances, and community settings. They provide a convenient and time-saving alternative for busy, overburdened employees to set up and clean after procedures where fluid contamination is highly probable, allowing them to deal with spillage rapidly and efficiently, as well as make bedding and laundry changes with minimal effort.