The bigger the world gets, the smaller it gets. When we think to several recent global health crisis where viruses such as SARS, EBOLA, and other rapidly spreading diseases make their way to North American communities, there is no question that we have become more vulnerable as a society. An innocent trip to a tropical vacation spot can open the door to illness when returning home.
Making sure our hospitals are equipped with the most innovative technologies and materials to support the best medical practices possible is paramount. Vinyl is a key part of best practices, and plays a significant role in minimizing complications of medical treatments. Why? Well there are a number of reasons, but let’s talk about beds. Hundreds of patients in hospitals all across the country churn through hospitals on a daily basis with a variety health issues. Whether the birth of a child to bypass surgery for a heart patient, everyone needs a clean and sterile bed while being cared for.
This is where vinyl is vital! Vinyl mattress covers are perhaps one of the most significant applications in a hospital environment next to intravenous blood bags. Mattress covers ensure that the transmission of bacteria and viruses are minimized, easy to clean for extended stays, and easy to replace for the next patient.When complications arise with patient care, IV bags are lifesavers which supply blood, medications, and saline solutions to aid in the recovery of a patient. Did you know that the reason vinyl bags are used for blood not only in hospitals but also in disaster relief situations is due to their ability to keep the integrity and stability of life-saving fluids viable for longer periods of time than any other material. Vinyl truly is the material for life!