Why Privacy and Health Go Together in Hospitals

Apr 11, 17 Why Privacy and Health Go Together in Hospitals

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The confidentiality and discretion provided by a privacy curtain track and effective curtains within a medical unit cannot be underestimated. Most individuals within a hospital or medical treatment center will be under a certain level of distress which can vary from minor to major and when exposed to other individuals while in this state can be both distressing and embarrassing. The Track Must Be Hard-Working Unlike your curtains at home which may only be opened and closed once within every 24 hours, a privacy curtain track and operative curtains may be opened and closed every few minutes within every 24-hour period. The track that you consider using at home will bear no resemblance to the track provided with a medical facility. When purchasing privacy curtain track, you should only choose the strongest and most efficient materials because they will suffer from excessive use and wear and tear within a short period. Your choice of curtains can vary and should be flame retardant, designed specifically for healthcare use and simple to wash and easy to keep clear of germs and infection. The curtains can be finished with a clear area at the top to allow air to circulate in the zone. The curtain will be longer than the track so that it becomes slightly bunched when in place and never stretched beyond its requirements. The bottom of the curtain will sit at least 12 inches above the floor so that no dirt or debris from the floor can be attracted to the curtain area. Depending upon your requirements for a privacy curtain track you may wish to choose a model that is engineered not only for its optimum performance so that it is effortless in its movement, but so it is also extremely quiet in operation. The installation must be carried out efficiently and effectively because the curtain track must always work perfectly and not become a distraction in the workplace. Due to the nature of its use, often in a medical facility, it must...

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Adding Style With Round Top Doors

Jun 29, 15 Adding Style With Round Top Doors

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It may seem to many people there are limited options when it comes to choosing a front entrance door. This is true if you only shop in local hardware and building supply stores or go to those big box chain hardware stores. However, if you go to a specialized door manufacturer, you will be surprised at the possibilities in traditional as well as round top doors. While square top doors, which are rectangular in shape, are all you will find in most building supply retail outlets, specialty door manufacturers also have a wide selection of round top doors. These can include both single and double door models and styles with many different possible features and options. Considerations for Round Top Doors Round top or arched doors come in all standard door width sizes, and they can be a wonderful consideration for a home renovation. They are often taller than a traditional square door, particularly if a model is selected with a transom, the windows above the top of the door. With a round door, this extra height makes even a single door look larger, adding to the overall visual impact of your entrance. The use of the transom and sidelights will enhance the curved lines and shape of the door, really bringing round top doors into the focus for the front of a home. These doors are often used on older or historic homes. With their style and simple elegance, they were and still are a true sign of quality and craftsmanship for any type of home. Styles to Consider Doors from rustic to very modern in appearance can feature a round or arched top. The true round top doors have the half-circle type of shape at the top of the door for a single door, with an elongated arch on a double door to create a pleasing and balanced shape to the door. Styles and designs can range from a very rustic looking door complete with a speakeasy, hand carving or very ornate...

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