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2012-06-20 10:23:07

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DebMed®, creator of the world's first electronic hand hygiene compliance monitoring system based on the WHO's Five Moments, announced today its participation in Private Organizations for Patient Safety (POPS), a World Health Organization (WHO) initiative designed to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) through improvements in hand hygiene for the benefit of the patient. DebMed is one of 15 organizations that...

2012-06-20 02:26:17

Global hygiene study finds lack of awareness about food hygiene TORONTO, June 20, 2012 /CNW/ - The preparation of one simple meal can contaminate up to 90 per cent of kitchen surfaces touched, which may create foodborne illness, according to a new study. In an effort to raise awareness about the level of cross-contamination that occurs from raw food, and how to prevent it, the Global Hygiene Council today announced findings from the 2012 Lysol Cross-Contamination Study. In the...

2012-06-14 02:24:32

LONDON, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- After the booming sales of hand hygiene products in 2008-2009, volume sales plummeted in 2009-2010, before gradually recovering. The hand hygiene market has expanded to include hand hygiene compliance monitoring technologies that, while still at a nascent stage, offer promising growth opportunities for companies in the infection control industry. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.medicaldevices.frost.com), Hand Hygiene Champions the...

2012-06-11 23:00:47

fiteBac SkinCare, LLC attended APIC´s 39th Annual Education Conference and International Meeting in San Antonio, TX on June 4-6, at which the theme was Infection Prevention: Improving Outcomes, Saving Lives. fiteBac SkinCare exhibited it´s innovative Germicidal Hand Softening Gel that it believes will significantly increase healthcare professionals´ commitment to outstanding hand hygiene practices due to its skin-friendly formulation. Marietta, GA (PRWEB) June 11, 2012...

2012-06-05 02:28:07

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Proventix Systems, Inc. of Birmingham, Ala. awarded the Lathem Physician Leadership Award in Hand Hygiene to six physicians who demonstrate a commitment to excellence and leadership in hand hygiene in their facilities. The 2012 recipients are Dr. Scott James, Infectious Disease/Virology Specialist at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Ala., Dr. William O'Byrne, Anesthesiologist at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Ala., Dr. Tracy Osborne, Internal...

2012-05-31 02:26:51

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 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, announced today a new sanitizer technology developed from an analysis of data provided from the DebMed GMS(TM) system. The analysis, drawn from real-time operating hospital environments, shows that nine out of 10 of healthcare workers access hand sanitizer using only one push...

2012-05-30 06:25:46

ORANGEBURG, N.Y., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PDI, the leader in infection prevention education, support, and products in healthcare settings, expands its Sani-Cloth® Germicidal Disposable Wipes product line with the introduction of Sani-Cloth® AF3 Germicidal Disposable Wipe and Sani-Cloth® Bleach Germicidal Disposable Wipes with Clostridium difficile spores. The new products will be introduced at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) 2012...

2012-05-30 06:25:26

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 30, 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 their group monitoring system and several new product innovations at the upcoming Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) 2012 Conference in San Antonio, June 4-6. Product demonstrations will allow attendees to directly experience the robust...

2012-05-29 10:24:08

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 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, announced today that Greenville Hospital System, Greenville, SC, has increased hand hygiene compliance by five to 12 percent -- in less than one month -- using the DebMed GMS(TM) electronic monitoring system and supporting improvement tools. "We believe the DebMed GMS is a major breakthrough...

2012-05-08 02:28:14

ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The statistics are alarming! One in twenty patients will be infected with a Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) with over one-hundred-thousand deaths this year from infections such as Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Clostridium difficile, inadequate aseptic techniques during intravenous or urinary catheter insertion or surgical procedures, and ventilator-associated pneumonia at an annual hospital cost in excess of 30 billion...