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2012-11-29 12:30:21

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 29, 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 released survey results that revealed that 96 percent of infection preventionist respondents are using an inaccurate method to measure how healthcare workers clean their hands, even though the majority are not satisfied with the reliability of the data. DebMed...

2012-11-15 08:31:55

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 15, 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," will feature the DebMed® GMS(TM) (Group Monitoring System) at the upcoming Institute for Healthcare Improvement's (IHI) 24(th) Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care, December 9-12, in Orlando, FL. The conference is being held at the Marriott...

2012-11-13 12:20:37

CHEVY CHASE, Md., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The nose is a primary entry point for germs and studies show one-in-five airline passengers become infected from fellow travelers and may be 100 times more likely to catch a cold on a plane than in their daily lives (Journal of Environmental Health Research). To help passengers reduce the risk of infection, major global airlines have recently added NOZIN® Nasal Sanitizer® antiseptic to their Duty Free selection. NOZIN® Nasal...

2012-11-12 16:24:11

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DebMed(®), creator of the world's first and only electronic hand hygiene compliance monitoring system based on the World Health Organization's (WHO's) Five Moments for Hand Hygiene, announced today a new web-based toolkit to help hospital clients improve patient safety by reducing infections through an increased focus on hand hygiene compliance. DebMed is the first hand hygiene company in the world to provide actionable...

2012-10-31 11:26:20

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 31, 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 that Cooley Dickinson Hospital has become the first in the New England region to implement the DebMed(® )GMS(TM) electronic hand hygiene monitoring system. Located in Northampton, Mass., the 140-bed community hospital is a recognized leader in patient...

2012-10-24 15:27:22

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DebMed(®), creator of DebMed® GMS(TM) (Group Monitoring System), the world's first evidence-based group monitoring system to electronically monitor, track and report compliance rates in real-time based on the World Health Organization's (WHO) "Five Moments for Hand Hygiene," is providing assurance through technology for the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program. Under the Affordable Care Act, the Hospital...

2012-10-17 07:25:58

AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GOJO Industries announced today the results of a series of independent lab studies testing the ability of instant hand sanitizers to meet FDA Healthcare Personnel Handwash germ kill requirements at various dosage levels. The studies, which included over 20 different hand sanitizers, concluded that the patent-pending PURELL Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer formulation is the only one to meet FDA germ kill requirements with a single 1.2 mL dispense....

2012-10-16 07:27:45

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Keeping children healthy is never an easy task, especially when they spend much of their day in schools, which are breeding grounds for germs and bacteria. As many as 189 million school days are lost each year in the United States because of the common cold alone. And with flu season approaching, the number of sick days likely will increase. One way to help reduce illness is with proper cleaning techniques like those included in the...

2012-10-15 07:29:41

ROSWELL, Ga., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To mark the fifth anniversary of Global Handwashing Day, Kimberly-Clark and The Healthy Workplace Project today announced a 30-day challenge that will culminate in a $25,000 donation to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in support of a UNICEF Global Handwashing initiative. The goal is to raise awareness of critical hygiene-related health challenges facing world communities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111005/NE80571LOGO-b ) Here's how it...

2012-10-09 07:26:40

DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A first of its kind study conducted by the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine found standard control curtains were 8 times more likely to be contaminated with the superbug vancomycin resistant enterrococus (VRE) than experimental PurThread privacy curtains which only had 1 positive VRE culture during the entire study. Additionally, the median time to first contamination of PurThread curtains took seven times longer than control curtains....