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2013-01-17 16:23:53

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Across the country, families are dealing with one of the most severe cold & flu seasons in recent years. As of this week, 47 states have declared the incidence of the flu to be widespread in their communities, with several issuing a public health emergency, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Equally concerning, an increasing number of school districts have had to close schools because of outbreaks....

2013-01-17 08:27:13

ROSWELL, Ga., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This year's flu season has now been declared an epidemic, with a particularly dangerous strain that has hospitalized more than 3,700 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There are a number of steps people can take - at work, at home and at school - to help reduce their chances of getting the flu. "Chief among them is getting a flu shot," said Kelly Arehart, Ph.D., Global Innovation Manager for...

2013-01-15 16:23:30

CLEVELAND, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cough and cold season has turned into flu season much faster than most experts had anticipated, with a majority of states reporting widespread outbreaks of influenza. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 47 states are reporting widespread levels of influenza-like illness activity, indicating high levels of activity in each state. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2013-01-12 05:04:17

The home medical supply company offers tips and advice on staying safe and healthy this winter. (PRWEB) January 11, 2013 As the winter weather continues to intensify, and the mercury drops further on the thermometer the propensity of an injury and illness to the elderly and infirm goes up. It´s important to keep health and safety in the forefront of the mind. “For patients who use home medical supply products, such as assistive devices also known as ambulatory aids, getting...

2013-01-11 16:21:10

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The current flu epidemic may cause Americans to rethink their hand washing habits. According to a national survey, 75 percent of Americans don't adjust their hand washing habits seasonally, even though the flu season strikes each winter. The survey also revealed most are not washing their hands long enough. 57 percent of respondents estimate they wash their hands for just 5 to 15 seconds. In fact, the CDC recommends washing for at least 20 seconds...

2013-01-10 05:03:08

Intuitive “When to Use” Icons Aid in Achieving Patient Hand Hygiene Education at the Bedside (PRWEB) January 09, 2013 PDI, owner of Sani-Hands® Instant Hand Sanitizing wipes, announces the launch of new educational packaging to help aid in hand hygiene for patients and education at the bedside. Four educational “when to use” icons have been added to the Sani-Hands Bedside Pack to help healthcare staff communicate critical opportunities for patients to practice...

2013-01-09 08:26:21

PASIG CITY, Metro Manila, Philippines, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Medical City (TMC), one of the leading JCI accredited healthcare organizations in the world, has announced the successful deployment of a location-enabled, real-time hand hygiene compliance tracking solution. Adhering to the World Health Organization (WHO) five moments for hand hygiene is widely accepted as the best way to reduce hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). However, sustaining hand hygiene compliance among...

2012-12-19 16:23:37

TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- "Data from 10 million hand hygiene events using electronic monitoring technology revealed for the first time that 9 out of 10 healthcare workers currently access hand sanitizer using only one dose from a dispenser," as reported in Deb Group's Hand Hygiene Blog. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121219/CG32387) As recommended by the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee (PIDAC), hand sanitizer volume should be such that...

2012-12-18 08:28:35

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DebMed(®), creator of the world's first electronic hand hygiene compliance monitoring system based on the World Health Organization's (WHO's) "Five Moments for Hand Hygiene," today announced the release of enhanced functionality for the hand hygiene compliance reports that are available in the DebMed GMS(TM) (Group Monitoring System). "Providing a system that is easy for our clients to use and provides the most valuable information to help...

2012-12-07 12:22:28

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative BioDefense Inc, the creators of the Zylast® line of antimicrobial products, announced today that a new round of extensive time-kill testing on the Zylast products showed that more than 99.99 percent of disease-causing germs were destroyed within 15 seconds, making Zylast the most effective antimicrobial on the market. The Zylast products, including an alcohol-based antiseptic, a water-based antiseptic lotion, and...