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2014-05-13 08:31:09

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Steriliz, LLC. (STERILIZ), a leading supplier of Ultraviolet-C light (UV-C) disinfection technology is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a GSA schedule (GS-07F-193BA) and are now certified to provide services and supplies for the most advanced environmental UV Disinfection Systems to the Federal Government. Acknowledging the growth in federal spending through the GSA, Steriliz has placed their UV-C Disinfection System on the...

2014-05-09 23:08:57

St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospitals cut its infection rate in half using a launderable hospital mattress cover and were awarded, along with Xavier University, an Honorable Mention for the National Association of Long Term Hospitals' (NALTH) 2014 Goldberg Innovation Award. Batesville, IN (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospitals cut its infection rate in half using a launderable hospital mattress cover and were awarded, along with Xavier University, an Honorable...

2014-05-07 11:09:15

Prioritized strategies to reduce prevalence of C. difficile in healthcare settings With rates of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) now rivaling drug-resistant Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) as the most common bacteria to cause healthcare-associated infections, new expert guidance encourages healthcare institutions to implement and prioritize prevention efforts for this infectious diarrhea. The guidelines are published in the June issue of Infection Control and...

2014-05-07 11:07:28

Surgical site infection guidelines provide real-world strategies Surgical site infections (SSIs) are the most common and costly healthcare-associated infection (HAI) in the United States. New evidence-based recommendations provide a framework for healthcare institutions to prioritize and implement strategies to reduce the number of infections. The guidelines are published in the June issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology and were produced in a collaborative effort led by...

2014-05-05 23:10:58

WetKeys Washable Keyboards launches a waterproof computer keyboard cleaning guide providing suggestions on how to properly clean and sanitize computer input devices to help stop the spread of drug-resistant germs and cross-contamination leading to Health Care Acquired Infections (HCAIs). The release of the keyboard cleaning guide coincides with the World Health Organization’s global campaign, “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands”. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 In support of the World...

2014-04-30 23:12:31

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and Cambridge Journals, a division of Cambridge University Press, have announced a new publishing partnership for SHEA's flagship scientific publication: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (ICHE). New York, NY (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and Cambridge Journals, a division of Cambridge University Press, have announced a new publishing partnership for SHEA's...

2014-04-29 20:27:57

LONDON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Healthcare-Acquired Infection: Devices, Pharmaceuticals, and Environmental Productshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/healthcare/healthcare_acquired_infection.html REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDYThe objective of this study is to provide an in-depth analysis and forecast of selected areas of the global healthcare-acquired infections (HAI) market. For purposes of this report, HAI...

2014-04-29 20:27:04

LONDON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: The Market for Hospital-Acquired Infection Control (Sterilization, Disinfection, Testing and Treatment)http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/healthcare/market_hospital_acquired_infection_control_sterilization_disinfection_testing_treatment.html Given the cost of hospital-acquired and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), demand has increased for solutions that can help the...

2014-04-24 23:13:40

A new waterproof computer keyboard design is now available from WetKeys Washable Keyboards. The new washable keyboard features popular Chiclet-style keys and includes a removable silicone keyboard cover designed for medical and dental offices where the spray-wipe-spray method of rapid disinfection saves time and helps prevent cross-contamination leading to Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs). Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 WetKeys Washable Keyboards announces the availability of the...

2014-04-23 23:15:46

The American Journal of Infection Control recently released a progress report of the implementation of the World Health Organization's Hand Hygiene in Health Care Program. According to the organization although there has been progress, hospitals can still improve across the board; WetKeys Washable Keyboards offers solutions to support the improvement of the Hand Hygiene Program. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 The American Journal of Infection Control recently released a progress...


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