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2014-06-06 16:24:08

Industry Leaders Team Up to Offer Hospitals Integrated Solutions CHICAGO, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hill-Rom (NYSE: HRC), a worldwide provider of clinical workflow solutions for the health care environment, has announced a new partnership with Ecolab®, a global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, offering hand-hygiene solutions designed for the health care market. The partnership focuses on the Hill-Rom® Hand Hygiene Compliance Solution, which...

2014-06-05 12:31:12

Researchers also state the common practice of only tracking staff cleaning their hands as they go in and out of patient rooms puts patients at risk for infection and the World Health Organization hand hygiene guidelines represent a higher standard of care CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DebMed®, announced today that its methodology used to calculate whether or not healthcare workers are cleaning their hands as frequently as they should has been proven accurate in a...

restaurant workers spread norovirus
2014-06-04 09:56:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that some food service workers could be to blame for the spread of the norovirus – an intestinal bug that can make a person violently ill and often strikes quickly. According to the new CDC report, one-in-five food service workers have gone to their job while sick with diarrhea and vomiting, the two primary symptoms of the disease. People who prepare...

2014-06-04 08:31:31

ORANGEBURG, N.Y., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PDI, leader in Infection Prevention solutions, will debut several product enhancements, exclusive educational resources and inspire "Champion's for Change" to lead the industry forward at this year's Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA, June 7-9, 2014. PDI is committed to innovation in education and products to meet the needs of customers on the front lines of infection prevention....

2014-06-03 12:25:48

AKRON, Ohio, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CleanMed 2014 is hosting leaders and organizations from across the nation interested in healthcare sustainability and greening of the healthcare sector at the CleanMed 2014 Conference & Exposition in Cleveland, Ohio, June 2-5. GOJO Industries, the global leader in hand hygiene and healthy skin and inventors of PURELL Hand Sanitizer, is participating at CleanMed, sharing its long history of creating sustainable solutions in healthcare that...

2014-05-20 12:33:04

GOJO Interactive Breakfast Symposium brings together global leaders in field of medicine and hand hygiene AKRON, Ohio, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is holding its 41(st) Annual Conference June 7-9. GOJO Industries, the leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions, is hosting at APIC, the GOJO Interactive Breakfast Symposium: The Present and Future of Hand Hygiene Compliance...

2014-05-08 04:21:44

New research shows that kids are more likely to wash their hands when someone is present, or when they are being watched; could be useful information in the reduction of infectious diseases, says New York Pediatrician BROOKLYN, N.Y., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics, a New York based Pediatric Center, comments on an article that says children are more likely to wash their hands when someone is around or watching. This new study could prove to...

2014-05-05 23:10:58

WetKeys Washable Keyboards launches a waterproof computer keyboard cleaning guide providing suggestions on how to properly clean and sanitize computer input devices to help stop the spread of drug-resistant germs and cross-contamination leading to Health Care Acquired Infections (HCAIs). The release of the keyboard cleaning guide coincides with the World Health Organization’s global campaign, “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands”. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 In support of the World...

2014-05-01 12:33:01

Global spread of MERS and other deadly viruses and infections highlights need for improved sanitizer delivery devices and protocols SAN FRANCISCO, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HandyTizer, a California Limited Liability Company, has entered into an agreement to distribute the Orbel hand sanitizer applicator throughout North America. The patented Orbel (TM) will fill a market void in North America for a readily accessible, simple to use, and highly effective disposable alcohol-based...

2014-05-01 12:31:49

WHO raises role of hand hygiene in combatting hospital associated infections and antimicrobial resistance AKRON, Ohio, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Health Organization (WHO) annually marks May 5 with its SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign. GOJO Industries, a leader in hand hygiene and skin health and inventors of PURELL® Hand Sanitizer, is a strong supporter of this campaign and works with the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness and enlist hospitals across...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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