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2014-02-13 08:31:08

Nation's largest hospital devoted entirely to clinical research adds TRU-D to infection prevention arsenal BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, the nation's largest hospital devoted entirely to clinical research, has deployed TRU-D SmartUVC(TM), a 5-foot-5 germ-eliminating UV disinfection robot, to help protect against infection. TRU-D SmartUVC(TM) is the first and only portable UV disinfection device on the market...

2014-02-11 16:24:42

Real-time Monitoring of Hand Hygiene Activity Provides Actionable Data for Helping to Decrease Infections, Lower Readmissions and Improve Patient Safety CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (HIMSS booth #1483) - 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 line-up of electronic monitoring hand hygiene solutions to the...

2014-02-06 23:22:47

RnRMarketResearch.com adds latest report on “Disposable Medical Supplies to 2018” to its store. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 US demand to rise 4.1% annually through 2018 US demand for disposable medical supplies will grow 4.1 percent per year to $49.3 billion in 2018. An increasing volume of patient activity attributable to an aging population, a rising incidence of medical conditions, and the extension of health insurance coverage by the Affordable Care Act of 2010 will...

2014-02-03 23:21:31

Leading private hospitals in London take action against hospital-acquired infections; soon they will adopt application to reduce misuse of antibiotics Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 HCA International, the only private hospital company in the United Kingdom to specialize in complex and acute medical conditions, has adopted the ICNet NGTM software, upgrading from a previous generation of ICNet’s Clinical Care Suite. Separately, HCA has signed a letter of intent to move forward with...

2014-01-30 08:31:46

IRVING, Texas, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the impact of influenza activity remains high across the United States, Novation, the leading health care supply chain expertise, analytics and contracting company is supporting the hospital members it serves through its robust infection prevention portfolio with new supplier agreements, alignment of resources and advocacy to resolve shortages of critical supplies to address the flu and other infections seen in hospitals. Due to a...

2014-01-24 08:21:59

Patient care research institute highlights Antimicrobial Copper in annual Hospital C-Suite Watch List NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A U.S. based non-profit health organization dedicated to researching the best approaches to patient care has listed Antimicrobial Copper as one of the top 10 technologies to watch in its 2014 Top 10 Hospital C-Suite Watch List. Copper earned this distinction from the ECRI Institute less than one year after a groundbreaking study found that copper kills...

2014-01-22 11:28:49

Recommendations to help prevent health-care-associated infections transmitted through clothing New guidance from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) provides recommendations to prevent transmission of healthcare-associated infections through healthcare personnel (HCP) attire in non-operating room settings. The guidance was published online in the February issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the SHEA, along with a review of patient and...

Infectious Pathogens Higher In Water From Hospital Water Taps With Aerators
2014-01-22 07:30:15

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study, led by the University of Genova, Italy, finds that infectious pathogen levels are higher in water obtained from hospital water taps with aerators than water from deeper in the plumbing system. Patients who are immunocompromised are at a higher risk of infection from such contaminated water. "Aerators are a reservoir for drug-resistant bacteria and a source of infection for patients at risk," said Maria Luisa Cristina,...

2014-01-20 12:24:25

ALBANY, New York., January 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Hospital Acquired Disease Testing Market (Pneumonia, UTI, Blood Stream, Surgical Site, MRSA Infection, and Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019", the global hospital acquired disease testing market was valued at USD 2.2 billionin 2012 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 19.3% from 2013 to 2019, to...

2014-01-13 23:03:43

Metrex has announced the release of Infection Prevention's Circle of Care: The 7 Critical Touch Points of the healthcare facility. Anaheim, CA (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 Metrex™, a leader in Infection Prevention, has announced the release of Infection Prevention’s Circle of Care: The 7 Critical Touch Points of the healthcare facility. The 7 Critical Touch Points are the most critical areas in the healthcare environment in preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). HAIs can...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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