Slide Show: Evaluating Antimicrobial Textiles

Antimicrobial textiles are becoming another weapon in the arsenal against HAIs, with the recognition that soft surfaces in the healthcare environment can become contaminated and possibly spread disease-causing pathogens. Infection Control Today invited clinical representatives from two leading manufacturers of antimicrobial textiles to provide information that can help infection preventionists better evaluate products constructed from these fabrics. Our experts are Peggy Prinz Leubbert, MS, MT (ASCP), CIC, CHSP, founder and owner of Healthcare Interventions, Inc. in Omaha, Neb.; and Thomas M. Claffey, MD, director of the Infectious Diseases Division at Maine Medical Center and an epidemiologist at Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine.