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2014-04-15 08:30:33

Paladin Medical Products LLC, announces new patent pending enhancements to it's "Fairfield" style Evolution Equipment Rail and new Snap Action Adapters for optimum infection control support in clinical environments. OAKLAND, Fla., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Paladin Medical Products LLC. (Paladin) now offers an Anti-Microbial Finish (AMF) on all equipment, rail and head-wall products. Paladin has also embedded anti-microbial properties in its new lightweight plastic adapter,...

2014-04-15 08:30:30

New technology provides safe, fast, and effective disinfection of mobile computing devices in effort to reduce prevalence of hospital-acquired infections CLEVELAND, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Daylight Medical, manufacturer and provider of innovative medical products, is pleased to announce its rollout of SKY 6Xi, disinfection technology for mobile devices. SKY 6Xi uses high intensity (254 nanometer wavelength) ultraviolet light in the "C" spectrum (UVC) at close proximity to...

2014-04-08 08:30:41

Vestagen educational campaign advocates for healthcare workers to "Keep the Coat" as an important first line of defense against contaminants ORLANDO, Fla., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To draw attention to the role healthcare worker attire can play in transmitting pathogens, Vestagen Technical Textiles, Inc. today launched a "Keep the Coat" awareness campaign. The effort intends to bring understanding that, with new technological advancements, what care providers wear can actually...

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...

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...

2014-03-27 12:30:10

LAKE FOREST, Ill., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospira (NYSE: HSP), the world's leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, today announced that, for the second consecutive year, its TheraDoc(TM) Infection Control Assistant(TM) software has been ranked as the top product in the Infection Control & Monitoring software category in the recently released Best in KLAS Awards 2013: Software and Services Report (more information available at www.theradoc.com). The...

Clostridium difficile
2014-03-27 05:21:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online About one of 25 men and women receiving medical care in American hospitals on any given day will acquire an infection during the course of their treatment, according to new estimates released Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to Kim Painter of USA Today, the federal health agency report said that even though these incidents are preventable, they affect 648,000 patients per year....

2014-03-26 23:24:30

The global sterilization market is divided into two categories, namely, equipment, and services. The sterilization services market has been classified as in-house and contract services, both of which are further bifurcated as EtO, E-beam, gamma, and others - http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/sterilization-equipment-services-market-642.html. (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 The “Sterilization Equipment Market (ETO Sterilization, E-Beam, Gamma, Steam, Vapor Hydrogen Peroxide (VHP),...

2014-03-26 12:29:30

National and state data detail threat of healthcare-associated infections and opportunities for further improvements ATLANTA, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On any given day, approximately one in 25 U.S. patients has at least one infection contracted during the course of their hospital care, adding up to about 722,000 infections in 2011, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This information is an update to previous CDC estimates of...

2014-03-26 08:29:31

iTRU-D proves to be valuable tool for thorough disinfection of operating suites CHICAGO, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TRU-D SmartUVC(TM) will showcase its exclusive cloud-based infection prevention tracking technology, iTRU-D, at the Association for periOperative Registered Nurses Surgical Conference and Expo 2014 in Chicago, Ill., March 30 through April 1. Company leadership will demonstrate how TRU-D and the new innovative technology work together to provide customized reports,...