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2013-06-07 12:24:26

Hill-Rom is Committed to Helping Hospitals in Their Fight Against Hospital-Acquired Infections BATESVILLE, Ind., June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospital-acquired infections can be deadly - and many times preventable. Nearly every major public health organization agrees that ineffective "hand-hygiene" (hand washing or using disinfecting sprays, wipes or gels) is one of the most significant contributors to the problem. Further compounding the problem is the fact that compliance rates...

2013-06-07 08:25:23

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Proventix Systems, Inc. of Birmingham, Ala. today awarded the Lathem Physician Leadership Award in Hand Hygiene to five physicians who demonstrate a commitment to hand hygiene excellence and leadership in their facilities. The 2013 recipients are Dr. Belinda Ostrowsky, Infectious Disease Attending and Director of Antibiotic Stewardship at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, N.Y.; Dr. Sam Windham, Trauma Surgery and Co-Director SICU Critical...

2013-06-06 23:39:57

New York medical malpractice lawyer David Perecman supports new hospital efforts to get doctors and nurses to wash hands. Efforts in New York hospitals to prevent hospital-acquired infections include motion sensors and surveillance equipment at hand washing sinks New York, NY (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 New York medical malpractice lawyer David Perecman understands that lawyers who sue hospitals for infections may use hand-washing compliance rates as part of the information they use to prove or...

2013-06-06 16:27:53

HAI prevention product offerings, education, and research help to create a safer healthcare environment FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- APIC Conference, Booth #516 - Kimberly-Clark today announced that its Kleenex Clean Hands Care Program will be unveiled at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) 40(th )annual conference. New data related to surface disinfection practices will also be highlighted, reinforcing Kimberly-Clark's...

2013-06-06 08:28:41

Hyginex Will Be Located at Booth 1828 Showcasing Unique Infection Prevention System LOS ANGELES, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Innovative hand hygiene monitoring solution, Hyginex will be an exhibitor at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) 2013 Annual Educational Conference and International Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida June 8-10. The Hyginex solution is a revelation in the hand hygiene monitoring space. Through patented...

2013-06-05 16:24:05

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Attendees of the annual Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) conference will have the opportunity to learn about new, state-of-the-art hand hygiene technology from Georgia-Pacific Professional and Versus Technology, Inc. (Pink Sheets: VSTI) during live demonstrations at booth #500 and an education session. Georgia-Pacific Professional, a leading provider of hygienic dispensing systems, towels, tissues, soaps and...

2013-06-03 12:28:05

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- APIC Booth #1924 - 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, recently completed a study in conjunction with Columbia University School of Nursing and Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Mass. The study concluded that the implementation of the DebMed Group Monitoring System (GMS) at Cooley Dickinson Hospital,...

2013-05-30 08:30:03

Patented invention detects all 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene RALEIGH, N.C., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and prevention estimated roughly 1.7 million hospital-associated infections occur annually, which cause or contribute to 99,000 deaths each year. The major cause of these infections is inadequate aseptic techniques during intravenous, ventilator, catheter insertion or surgical procedures, resulting in additional hospital costs exceeding $30...

2013-05-28 12:26:51

Study shows hospitals adopting electronic hand hygiene systems could have sustained improvement AKRON, Ohio, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GOJO Industries, a leader in hand hygiene and skin health and inventors of PURELL® Hand Sanitizer, will present its scientific research study, "Impact of Electronic Monitoring and a Hand Hygiene Improvement Program on Compliance Rates" at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Conference, June 8-10,...

What Is Lurking In Your Purse?
2013-05-20 05:37:37

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Purses and handbags could be a hidden source of bacteria-related contamination, as new research reveals that one in five contained enough microbes to potentially cross-contaminate other surfaces. According to Michelle Castillo of CBS News, a study conducted by UK-based hygiene and washroom services company Initial Washroom Hygiene reveals that some ladies´ handbags, as well as some of the items found within them, can contain...