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2012-05-07 02:32:08

CHESAPEAKE, Va., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chesapeake Regional Medical Center rolled out the newest member of its environmental team last week, a five-foot, automated disinfection robot named Tru-D (Total Room Ultraviolet Disinfection). Implementation of the mobile, high-tech disinfection device is part of a $2 million CDC grant awarded to Duke University for the prevention of healthcare-associated infections (HAI's). CDC funding and technology selection was highly competitive....

2012-05-04 12:30:36

An evaluation of the national clean your hands campaign shows for the first time that an effective hand-hygiene campaign, undertaken in the context of a high profile political drive, can successfully reduce some healthcare associated infections, according to a new study published in tomorrow's BMJ. The national clean your hands campaign was rolled out to all 187 NHS Trusts from January 2005 with instructions to provide bed-side alcohol handrub (AHR), posters encouraging healthcare workers...

2012-05-01 02:32:36

ROSWELL, Ga., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of Americans go to school or college every day. Unfortunately, their germs go right along with them to an environment where physical closeness and group activities can further accelerate their spread. Colds, flu and stomach illness are a major problem for educational facilities, with the common cold resulting in 189 million school days lost each year-and influenza causing nearly 38 million absences a year. [i],[ii] To help schools reduce...

2012-05-01 02:32:17

CHICAGO, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- World Hand Hygiene Day is May 5 and UMF Corporation is taking this occasion to remind healthcare administrators and staff that without environmental hygiene as a component, hand-washing programs will likely fail in reducing preventable healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). "Studies show that hand-hygiene compliance is typically well below 50 percent, but even if it were possible to achieve 100 percent compliance, hand hygiene as a solitary initiative...

2012-04-27 23:01:31

The Los Angeles Times reports that many teenagers have found a new way to get drunk: by ingesting alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers typically contain at least 62% ethyl alcohol, which is strong enough to get teens far more intoxicated than taking a shot of vodka would. An alternative hand sanitizer, fiteBac SkinCare Germicidal Hand Softening Gel, is an alcohol-free alternative safe to have around teens. Marietta, GA (PRWEB) April 27, 2012 The potential drinking...

2012-04-10 23:00:51

PurThread Technologies is developing privacy curtains, scrubs and sheets with potential to resist bacterial contamination San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2012 For one person in 20, spending the night in a hospital will lead to an infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Now, research recently published by the American Journal for Infection Control reveals 92% of hospital privacy curtains were contaminated with potentially dangerous bacteria such as...

2012-03-30 23:01:21

fiteBac SkinCare, LLC donates Germicidal Hand Softening Gel to local Primrose School, encouraging clean hands as a part of daily routines to help curb contagious infection. Marietta, GA (PRWEB) March 30, 2012 In an era when it´s increasingly necessary for daycare centers to provide the cleanest environment possible, fiteBac SkinCare helps local daycare by donating its alcohol free hand sanitizer, fiteBac SkinCare Germicidal Hand Softening Gel, encouraging employees to sanitize without...

2012-03-27 23:00:32

Famous for washing mouths out with soap, Tooth Soap®, Inc. announces an important new product to their expanding line of all natural and organic personal care products. To effectively address the needs of many consumers with serious concerns about "super bugs," an all natural, preservative free, perfume free and dye free hand wash has been created. Oregon City, OR (PRWEB) March 27, 2012 Famous for washing mouths out with soap, Tooth Soap®, Inc. announces an important new product to...

2012-03-22 02:24:59

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Proventix Systems, Inc. of Birmingham, AL today announced the call for nominations for the annual Lathem Physician Leadership Award in Hand Hygiene. Proventix Systems created the Lathem Award to recognize physicians worldwide who demonstrate excellence and leadership in hand hygiene. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2012-03-08 08:00:00

Healthcare industry workers can face potentially career ending hand disease due to current proper hand hygiene protocols: fiteBac announces a helping solution. Current hand hygiene protocols are destroying hand health of healthcare workers, and the new technology can make the difference. Marietta, GA (PRWEB) March 08, 2012 In the United States, occupational skin diseases amount to more than $1 billion dollars annually [1] and constitute up to 30% of all occupational diseases [2]. Studies...