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2013-04-30 08:36:00

WHO Save Lives Global Campaign Focuses on Importance of Improving Hand Hygiene in Hospitals; Electronic Hand Hygiene Compliance Monitoring Systems like DebMed® GMS(TM) on the Front Lines of Protection CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for healthcare staff and managers to focus on the importance of improving hand hygiene in hospitals on "Save Lives: Clean Your Hands Day," May 5, 2013. For this annual event, the WHO...

2013-04-26 12:28:32

CANDIAC, QC, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Cascades today announced that its Cascades(®) Antibacterial paper towel has received Gold honors - the highest available - in the Edison Awards Consumer Packaged Goods: Cleaning Solutions category. The award, named after Thomas Edison, was bestowed to Cascades in a special gala held last night in Chicago and came by way of an international judging panel of more than 3,000 business executives, academics and leaders in the fields of...

2013-04-16 23:04:46

Significant Mortality and Billions in Costs From Patient Infections Contracted by Improper Employee Hand Hygiene at U.S. Hospitals WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) April 16, 2013 IntelligentM today announced it has contracted with multiple hospitals for the use of its unique IntelligentM Smartband System, which combats improper hand hygiene that results in tens of thousands of annual deaths and billions of dollars in unnecessary costs to the U.S. hospital system. The current hand hygiene compliance...

2013-04-09 12:29:55

Four-year Study Proves Antimicrobial Copper Metal Surfaces are Capable of Saving Patient Lives NEW YORK, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New research has revealed that the use of Antimicrobial Copper surfaces in hospital rooms can reduce the number of healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) by 58% as compared to patients treated in Intensive Care Units with non-copper touch surfaces. In the United States, 1 out of every 20 hospital patients develops an HAI, resulting in an estimated...

2013-04-04 16:23:54

Academy of Education Arts and Sciences and GOJO Celebrate American Education AKRON, Ohio, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GOJO Industries, inventors of PURELL® Instant Hand Sanitizer and a leader in hand hygiene and skin health, announced today the company is an official sponsor of the 2013 Bammy Awards. Presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences International, the Bammy is a cross-discipline honor recognizing educators throughout the education field. The Academy...

Norovirus Now Primary Cause Of ‘Stomach Bug’ In Children
2013-03-22 09:02:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new study has shown that norovirus is now the primary cause of acute gastroenteritis, or the ℠stomach bug,´ among children under five years of age who seek medical treatment for the condition, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Thursday. Gastroenteritis involves the inflammation of the stomach and small intestine, and is typically caused by one of several different types of viruses. Also...

2013-03-21 12:27:47

ATLANTA, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Norovirus is now the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis among children less than 5 years of age who seek medical care, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Norovirus was responsible for nearly 1 million pediatric medical care visits for 2009 and 2010 in the United States, amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars in treatment costs each year. "Infants and young children are very susceptible to...

2013-03-18 12:28:59

DebMed Brings Focus on Patient Safety to 2013 AONE CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DebMed(®), the creator of the world's first and only electronic hand hygiene compliance monitoring system based on the World Health Organization's (WHO) "Five Moments for Hand Hygiene" is exhibiting at the American Organization of Nursing Executives (AONE) annual meeting in Denver, March 20-23 (booth # 1527). With patient safety at the forefront of concerns for nurses and chief...

2013-03-11 12:24:54

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Proventix Systems, Inc. of Birmingham, AL today announced the call for nominations for the annual Lathem Physician Leadership Award in Hand Hygiene. Proventix created the Lathem Award to recognize physicians worldwide who demonstrate excellence and leadership in hand hygiene. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120322/CL74529 ) Hand hygiene compliance is widely accepted as the most effective means of reducing the occurrence of...

2013-03-08 12:25:05

SCRANTON, Pa., March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for National Patient Safety Awareness Week, X-STATIC(® )Antimicrobial Technology launched a new webinar available for CE credit: "A More Complete Approach to Infection Prevention: Bacterial Management of Soft Surfaces and Associated Reduction in HAIs." Webinar leader, Peggy Prinz Luebbert, highlights the importance of soft surface bacterial management and how to include it into a complete infection prevention protocol. The...