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2014-07-09 16:28:20

Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) for Healthcare Construction Activities provides e-learning platform to help busy contractors and builders obtain important safety certification PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Renovation and construction projects in healthcare environments pose unique infection control challenges for contractors and workers. ECRI Institute recognizes that taking the construction worker away from the field for training is costly...

2014-06-30 08:31:03

TRU-D is a portable UV disinfection system with Sensor360 technology, which automatically calculates the pathogen-lethal UV dose required for disinfecting health care environments WATERLOO, Iowa, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Iowa is the latest to deploy TRU-D SmartUVC, a 5-foot-5 germ-killing ultraviolet robot equipped with the only infection prevention data collection and reporting software on the market. TRU-D is now in use at Covenant Medical Center...

2014-06-27 12:27:01

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health today is advising patients of a Lycoming County dentist that they might be at risk for infection after an investigation discovered the dental facility did not follow appropriate infection control procedures. A joint investigation by the Departments of Health and State recently found Dr. David J. Clouser did not follow appropriate procedures to properly clean, disinfect or sterilize dental...

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....


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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