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2014-04-22 12:30:03

Hospitals, Patients Encouraged to Prevent the Spread of Antimicrobial Resistant Bacteria with Safe Hand Hygiene Practices CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Deb Group, creators of the DebMed® Group Monitoring System(TM) (GMS) and a range of hand hygiene and sanitizer products, announces today its support of the annual WHO Save Lives: Clean Your Hands Day. Recognized around the globe each year on May 5, the WHO campaign shines a light on the role of hand hygiene in...

2014-04-17 23:05:36

A jarring statistic was recently revealed in an article by NewsMax Health where only 5% of people scrubbed long enough to kill infection-causing germs after using the public toilet. (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 The reason this is alarming is because high-touch areas of public restrooms can contain more than 1,000 colony-forming units per milliliter of infection-causing bacteria. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a reminder that it takes at least 20 seconds of washing...

2014-04-14 12:33:13

EVANSTON, Ill., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SwipeSense, Inc., a privately-held health and safety technology company focused on reducing hospital-acquired infections, today announced the appointment of Jeff Baker to serve as Chief Commercial Officer. Mr. Baker brings more than 20 years of sales and market implementation experience to the Company, and has a strong background in strategic planning and technology utilization in patient-focused settings....

Kitchens A Source Of Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria
2014-04-09 05:02:05

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online From professional chef to housewife, every cook knows that handling raw poultry leaves your hands, tools and surfaces covered in drug-resistant bacteria such as E. coli. These bacteria produce extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs), which are enzymes that make the bacteria resistant to many commonly used antibiotics. A new study from the University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland, examined household and hospital kitchens to...

2014-04-03 08:31:03

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Proventix Systems, Inc., a RFID technology company of Birmingham, AL, joins its clients in celebrating 50 million monitored hand hygiene events with its nGage(TM) automated hand-hygiene monitoring system. Through the nGage system's continuous 24/7 monitoring, Proventix has collected what it believes is the world's leading database of hand hygiene and correlated workflow events. This large database provides hospitals with the robust...

2014-04-02 12:20:27

AKRON, Ohio, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GOJO returns to America's drag strips as Hanna Motorsports jet-car racing team's title sponsor to promote healthy hands for automotive technicians and fans. "GOJO is proud to work with Hanna Motorsports, a first-class team with the same attention to performance that our brand stands for when it comes to cleaning and conditioning hands," said Harold Tyreman, GOJO vice president for sales and marketing in automotive, industrial and textiles....

Almost 97 Percent Of Healthcare Providers Wash Their Hands When Patients Are Asked To Watch
2014-04-01 13:22:32

Women's College Hospital Improving hand hygiene compliance by healthcare professionals is no easy task, but a first-of-its-kind Canadian study by researchers at Women's College Hospital shows simply asking patients to audit their healthcare professional is yielding high marks. The study, published in the April edition of the American Journal of Infection Control, details the findings of an 11-month pilot project looking at an alternative method of hand hygiene auditing using the...

2014-03-18 12:33:34

AKRON, Ohio, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The cold, harsh weather this winter is taking its toll, especially for workers hands. GOJO scientists provide simple tips to help defend against winter chapped hands. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140318/NY85009 "Healthy skin is effective in protecting hands from the demanding environments they are exposed to and allows for greater dexterity and sensations of touch," says Abel Saud, director of product development and skin care science at...

2014-03-06 23:28:27

HyGreen, Inc. today announced a collaborative partnership with The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The HyGreen Hand Hygiene Reminding and Recording System will be deployed in 25 MoH hospitals supporting its goal of reducing hospital acquired infections through improved hand hygiene. Gainesville, FL (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 HyGreen, Inc. today announced a collaborative partnership with The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Through its...

2014-03-05 12:26:47

Company to demonstrate expanded line-up including industry's first electronically monitored point-of-care dispenser; Hand hygiene's role in reducing healthcare-associated infections to be discussed by industry experts at AONE roundtable CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DebMed(®), creator of the award-winning, world's first electronic hand hygiene compliance monitoring system based on the World Health Organization's (WHO's) Five Moments for Hand Hygiene, will bring its expansive...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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