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Sereneview Custom* Curtains: Enhance the Patient Experience

Sereneview® Custom Curtains feature beautiful landscape photography that draws the viewer into a daydream-like state of mind. This releases serotoin, reducing blood pressure and stress without having to medicate a patient during observation or painful procedures. Patients remember those small touches when asked where they want to be treated. The curtains will brighten up any space, (see above photo) no matter the condition. Need more proof, try it out for 30-days and see for yourself. This is what a positive “Patient Experience” is about.

Custom* Curtains – Landscape Style

The Sereneview® Landscape style curtain features a large Nature scene filling the fabric part of the curtain edge-to-edge surrounding the patient with nature. With our new Custom curtains, you can choose from over 200 beautiful nature scenes in our Image Library or use your own photo. Our photos start at six feet wide and are as large as twenty-five feet wide.

Custom* Curtains – Window Frame Style

The Sereneview® Window Frame style curtain features a Nature scene, framed with a solid color or a graphic treatment to give the impression that the patient is looking out a window. You can choose from over 200 beautiful nature scenes in our Image Library or use your own photo.

*A minimum order charge is applied to orders of 50 yards or less for CUSTOM Curtains.

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Options

All Sereneview curtains have a standard mesh sewn to the fabric permanently. Additional options include snaps and zippers for easy removal for laundering. We also offer velcro breakaway curtains for special applications.

How to Care For and Maintain Sereneview® Curtains

With the proper care and maintainence, Sereneview’s Avalon fabric can last over 10 years and our mesh for 2-5 years. Excessive heat will impact the mesh much faster than the fabric. A dedicated curtain/drapery cleaning service will maintain the appearence of the curtains and extend their useful life. Below is a list of companies that we are familar with. If you are interested in being added to the list, contact us.

Wet Cleaning: Use mild soap or detergent in water NOT TO EXCEED 160°F (synthetic setting) with a high water level and mild agitation. Extract Gently. Repeated laundering with bleach will remove all color from the fabric over time. Clorox Healthcare Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectants is 99.9% as effective as bleach and can be used in the laundry. Applying bleach directly to the fabric will adversely effect the color. Use Clorox Broad Spectrum Quaternary Disinfectant Cleaner can be used as a spray on hard and soft surfaces. Another excellent disinfectant and bleach alternative is FabricAide.

Spot Cleaning: This fabric has been processed with Synpel A, a bodily fluid and stain repellent. Stains can be spot cleaned with a damp sponge or cloth and a typical NON-BLEACH cleaner/germicidal including; oxidizing agents, alcohol disinfectants, quaternary disinfectants and industrial laundry detergents. The repellent properties have a useful life of twenty-five (25) commercial launderings.

Dry Cleaning: DO NOT DRY CLEAN.

Drying: Air, cabinet, or tumble dry at a low temperature. Do not exceed 3 to 5 minutes on synthetic cycle at a maximum of 104°F. Hang or fold immediately after drying.

Finishing: If necessary, press as follows: Hand Iron - Iron at a low heat setting (275°F) using a damp cloth or Steam Iron with a dry press cloth. Grid Head Press - Press for short intervals with minimum steam. Do not lock head. Flat Bed Press - Press the dampened drapery using a cloth covering.

Antibacterial Properties: Avalon fabric has AEGIS Microbial Shield® System applied during manufacturing.

For a PDF of the cleaning instructions, click here.

Curtain Cleaning Services

AWC Window Coverings - Fullerton, CA
Curtain Care Plus - Garfield, NJ
Custom Service for Healthcare - La Mesa, CA

Infection Control

Avalon fabric has AEGIS Microbial Shield® System applied in manufacturing.

Another good resource for infection control procedures is Darrel Hick's book, Infection Prevention For Dummies, available on his site.

FAQ

Q: Can you have scenes on both sides of a curtain?
A: No. Because of the way the scenes are applied to the fabric, there is no way we can register both sides correctly.

Q: Can you have more than one scene on the same side?
A: No. This will only confuse patients and is the opposite of what they are designed to do. Our curtains were developed on the principles of visual therapy in that we are assisting patients to go into a day dream-like state of mind so that they will forget where they are and why they are there.

Q: Can I use a photo from my area?
A: Yes. Contact Loren at 888-515-6578 to find out details.

Q: What is the difference between Landscape and Window Frame curtains?
A: Our Landscape curtain scene is an edge-to-edge photo surrounding the patient in nature. Our Window Frame curtain scene is smaller and has a solid color or graphic treatment framing it to simulate a window.

Q: What is the lead time on your curtains?
A: The lead time is 4-8 weeks depending on your order. All orders for Custom Curtains are printed after being placed.

Q: What if I only want 1-10 curtains?
A: There is a minimum order charge based on the total order.

Q: What if I only want a curtain to evaluate if this works in our facility?
A: We offer a 30-Day Trial curtain that can be hung and evaluated by staff and patients. At the end of the 30 days, just put the curtain back in the box it came in and return it.

Q: What are the curtain heights?
A: Because the scene height is limited to 68" tall, we use various widths of nylon mesh to accommodate different ceiling heights. Standard minimum mesh is 18" for fire sprinkler requirements. Our standard heights are 88", 90", 96", and 104". We can accommodate other heights with a variety of methods.

Q: Do you have measuring tips?
A: Yes. Basic rule-of-thumb guidelines are: 6-10" from the floor to the bottom of the curtain and +10-15% to the length/width for fullness. There are several ways to measure; 1) find the Care label, 2) count ceiling tiles, or 3) use a tape measure. The easiest way is to locate the Care label to see if the measurements are still visible. The label is usually where the mesh and fabric are sewn together. If the label is missing or the measurements are faded, count the ceiling tiles. You don't have to be exact on the length of the track, close within 6-10" will work. If the ceiling has no tiles, use a tape measure on the floor.

Q: Do the curtains meet flame resistance regulations?
A: Yes. Our curtains have been tested and certified to meet all hospital requirements of NFPA 701 and California Title 19 after 7 commercial launderings as per GSA requirements, 2 more than is standard. For copies of the reports, click here to download a PDF.

Q: Do the curtains meet California Prop 65 regulations?
A: Yes, in that they do NOT contain any chemicals listed in Prop 65.

Q: Do the curtains have antibacterial properties?
A: Yes. We use the AEGIS Microbe Shield technology that has a 50-wash durability rating. For more information and a report of the Avalon fabric, click here to download a PDF. Click on the link for more information about the AEGIS Microbial Shield® System.

Q: What are the washing instructions?
A: See here

Q: Will the scene and color wash off or fade?
A: No, as long as bleach is NOT used. Repeated laundering with bleach will remove all color from the fabric over time. Clorox Healthcare Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectants is 99.9% as effective as bleach and can be used in the laundry without adverse effects. Applying bleach directly to the fabric will adversely effect the color. Use Clorox Broad Spectrum Quaternary Disinfectant Cleaner can be used as a spray on hard and soft surfaces. Another excellent disinfectant and bleach alternative is FabricAide.

Q: Will the fabric pil or get little balls over time?
A: No. Our fabric is a 100% polyester triple-weave fabric that resists pilling.