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2014-06-26 23:09:26

Live webinar July 17 features leading experts in microbiology, infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Sepsis is responsible for more than 1.6 million hospitalizations each year in the United States, resulting in nearly 200,000 deaths and over $20 billion in associated healthcare costs. Sepsis is frequently caused by bacterial infections in the bloodstream. Traditional diagnostics for bloodstream infections can take as many as 2 to 4 days,...

2014-06-25 23:12:03

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Special Purpose Needles markets. Global demand for Special Purpose Needles is projected to reach US$5.4 billion by 2020, driven by increasing incidence of infectious diseases, rise in ageing population, and improving healthcare infrastructure across developing countries. San Jose, California (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Global market for specialty needles is influenced by the strong emphasis on user safety and growing demand for...

2014-06-24 23:06:34

A specialized system from Miele provides hospitals with help for complying with industry best practices for cleaning intraocular surgical instruments PRINCETON, NJ (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Miele Professional has introduced a new product for hospitals seeking to reduce the incidence of postoperative eye inflammations. The G7899 Washer-Disinfector is equipped with baskets, trays, and racks designed specifically to clean delicate microsurgical instruments used in cataract and other ophthalmic...

2014-06-24 08:31:01

Deal marks company's biggest deployment of groundbreaking healthcare worker safety enhancing uniforms ORLANDO, Fla., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vestagen Technical Textiles, Inc. today announced it has finalized a five-year, multi-million dollar contract to provide Baptist Health of Jacksonville, Fla. with white coats and scrubs protected by Vestagen's proprietary Vestex(®) fabric. Vestex combines breathability, fluid-repellency and antimicrobial activity to reduce the risk of...

2014-06-19 08:28:58

New 70% Alcohol-Based Formulation and Educational Resources Target Healthcare Staff, Visitors and Patients ORANGEBURG, N.Y., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognizes that hand hygiene is the single most important intervention that helps prevent the spread of infection.([1]) PDI, leader in the continual development of hand hygiene and infection prevention products and solutions, announced the launch of new comprehensive...

2014-06-12 12:22:19

NEW YORK, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Coronaviruses are frequent in humans, causing illness of the upper and lower respiratory-tract systems, such as the common cold or pneumonia. While the majority of these viruses do not cause severe sickness, certain coronaviruses can be fatal, such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which resulted in over 775 deaths in China from 2002-2003. Now, a new coronavirus, known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), which has taken the...

2014-06-09 16:25:20

Elyptol, an all-botanical innovation in skin and surface sanitization has launched its Australian line of gels, rubs and wipes in North America. ANAHEIM, Calif., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elyptol, Inc announced today the launch (APIC) of their company's products in the USA which are evolutionary in hand hygiene and sanitization as the formula focus is on germ efficacy and usage frequency, which is now regarded as the true measure of sanitizing effectiveness....

2014-06-06 23:10:01

PREVENT Life Safety will be exhibiting at the APIC Annual Conference, June 7-9, 2014 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. Livermore, CA (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 PREVENT Life Safety is pleased to announce they will be exhibiting at the APIC Annual Conference, June 7th – June 9th, 2014 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Annual Conference provides an opportunity for infection prevention...

2014-06-06 16:24:08

Industry Leaders Team Up to Offer Hospitals Integrated Solutions CHICAGO, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hill-Rom (NYSE: HRC), a worldwide provider of clinical workflow solutions for the health care environment, has announced a new partnership with Ecolab®, a global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, offering hand-hygiene solutions designed for the health care market. The partnership focuses on the Hill-Rom® Hand Hygiene Compliance Solution, which...

2014-06-05 12:31:12

Researchers also state the common practice of only tracking staff cleaning their hands as they go in and out of patient rooms puts patients at risk for infection and the World Health Organization hand hygiene guidelines represent a higher standard of care CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DebMed®, announced today that its methodology used to calculate whether or not healthcare workers are cleaning their hands as frequently as they should has been proven accurate in a...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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