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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...

Local Swimming Pools A Cesspit Of Human Fecal Matter
2013-05-17 06:12:16

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Just when you thought it was safe to take a dip in your local watering hole this summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a study which found that many swimmers leave behind a little more than a good time in the pool. According to the health agency's data, more than half of the pools they tested contained fecal matter left behind by swimmers. More specifically, the study found that 58 percent...

2013-05-16 08:28:57

Newly Patented Technology Supports Electronic, Real-Time Monitoring of Hand Hygiene Compliance in an Effort to Reduce Infections and Save Lives CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 16, 2013 /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, today announced the issuance of US Patent # 8,427,323 by the US Patent & Trademark Office for the technology integrated...

2013-05-14 23:20:52

The Holiday Inn Express Reston/Herndon has teamed up with the Global Soap Project to recycle used hotel soap from check out rooms to be reprocessed into usable soap for developing countries. (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 The Holiday Inn Express Reston/Herndon has teamed up with the Global Soap Project to recycle used hotel soap from check out rooms to be reprocessed into usable soap for developing countries. The Global Soap Project is working to save lives and improve global health by recycling used...

2013-05-07 12:31:05

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children adopts the GOJO SMARTLINK(TM) Activity Monitoring System AKRON, Ohio, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GOJO Industries, a leader in hand hygiene and skin health and inventors of PURELL® Hand Sanitizer, is assisting Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) in measuring and improving hand hygiene compliance through its SMARTLINK Activity Monitoring System. TSRHC is on the forefront of advancing hand hygiene compliance among its more...

2013-05-06 16:28:20

Congress to Showcase Global Patient Safety and Quality Initiatives by Healthcare Leaders May 8-10 CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 6, 2013 /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 at the 15th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress in New Orleans, May 8-10 at booth #113. The NPSF Annual Patient Safety...

2013-04-30 12:26:54

Hospitals To Join and Engage in Hand Hygiene Improvement AKRON, Ohio, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GOJO Industries, a leader in hand hygiene and skin health and inventors of PURELL® Hand Sanitizer, is working with the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness and enlist hospitals across the globe to register as part of the WHO Save Lives: Clean Your Hands initiative celebrated annually from May 5 - May 7. GOJO was one of original members to participate in the WHO...