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2014-05-16 08:26:55

Company also Recognizes Sterile Processing Departments with Confidence Builder Awards ROSWELL, Ga., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly-Clark Health Care recently crowned the champion of the inaugural Smart-Fold Wrap Races at the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) Annual Conference and Expo in Columbus, Ohio. Naomi Campbell from Brandywine Hospital was declared the fastest sterilization wrapper, beating out central services (CS)...

2014-05-13 23:07:25

PDI, trusted leader in Infection Prevention solutions, announced the launch of its new Sani-Cloth® Pail and Refill format for Sani-Cloth® Bleach and Sani-Cloth® AF3 Germicidal Disposable Wipes. The new pail and refill packaging is specifically designed to address the needs of Environmental Services Professionals (EVS) and contains 160 pre-moistened, ready-to-use, extra-large wipes. Orangeburg, NY (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 PDI, trusted leader in Infection Prevention solutions,...

2014-05-13 16:25:43

ATLANTA, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement was written by Gary Evans, executive editor of the AHC Media infectious diseases group and long-time writer of Hospital Infection Control & Prevention. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140206/CL60818LOGO Though unrelated to the recent MERS case in Indiana, the second U.S. case of the emerging coronavirus is also a health care worker who was apparently infected while working in a hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia....

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...


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