Medical linens are a necessity in many health care facilities, especially hospitals, nursing homes, and other facilities that provide beds and medical pillows for overnight stays and long-term care. Disposable linens are appropriate in situations that require high turnover of patients, such as emergency rooms or short-term clinic appointments. Cloth linens represent an economical way for health care providers to have a steady stream of clean, comfortable sheets and blankets for patients who need comfortable places to sleep while recovering from medical procedures and serious illnesses. Medical linens also help keep patients clean during regular hygienic routines.
Hospital bed sheets come in standard sizes to outfit every bed in your medical facility. Linens, much like ordinary bedding, come in matching sets for convenience, with a fitted sheet, a top sheet and pillowcases. The blend of cotton and polyester is machine-washable, and hospital bed sheets fit standard medical bed sizes. Quality sheets last for a long time and are sturdy enough to withstand heavy-duty use in high-traffic facilities as well as repeated cleaning.
Consider layering medical bed sheets one on top of another to help protect the core mattress and bed underneath while keeping your patients warm and comfortable. Single-side flannel sheeting has comfortable cotton flannel on the side that faces the patient, while the underside contains a waterproof layer that protects the mattress. Waterproof sheeting has elastic around the edges to create a snug fit that doesn't come off or move. Protecting mattresses from fluids makes them easier to clean and helps keep your investment intact longer.
Stretchers serve as temporary bedding arrangements, which is why disposable stretcher sheets come in bulk packaging for easy replacement. Consider changing the stretcher sheet to get ready for the next use. You can throw these sheets away so you don't have to worry about contamination on the way to or from the laundry. Stretcher sheets come in layers with a fitted sheet, top sheet and pillowcase to help make this arrangement more comfortable for patients.
Washcloths provide for the cleanliness of everyone in your hospital. These items help keep patients' skin clean during ordinary bathing or showering, cleaning someone's skin or cooling off a person's face. Disposable varieties can be thrown away to help reduce the spread of germs.
With wash gloves, staffers can wash patients without worrying about maintaining a grip on a standard wash cloth. These disposable linens fit like a mitten and completely cover the hand. Top brands have hypoallergenic moisturizers embedded in the non-woven cloth for sensitive skin found on elderly patients and newborns.