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2014-05-22 23:15:11

WetKeys Washable Keyboards recommends the widespread use of washable, antimicrobial covers for iPhones®, iPads® and other mobile devices, especially those used in healthcare environments, as a logical precaution to combat the spread of MERS-CoV and drug-resistant germs leading to Health Care Acquired Infections (HCAIs). Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 In light of the confirmed cases of MERS-CoV in the U.S., WetKeys Washable Keyboards recommends the widespread use of washable,...

2014-05-22 23:08:55

Real-time Clinical Surveillance Web Software Easily Configured for Early Detection Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 VigiLanz, a digital healthcare technology company headquartered in Minneapolis, announced today that its real-time clinical surveillance and quality software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform is now configured to help U.S. health care providers and clinicians combat the Middle East Respiratory (MERS) virus. The first case of MERS in the United States was confirmed on May 2,...

2014-05-22 08:30:27

Superbug-slaying robot eliminates 99.9 percent of pathogens PALOS HEIGHTS, Ill., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Palos Community Hospital has added TRU-D SmartUVC(TM) to its patient safety and infection control arsenal and will be using the UV disinfection robot in patient rooms as well as surgical suites to eliminate harmful pathogens after traditional cleaning routines are carried out. "The acquisition of this technology is simply another way we are working to protect the integrity...

2014-05-22 08:29:31

Health system will add RL6:Infection to its suite of RL6 patient safety software TORONTO, May 22, 2014 /CNW/ - RL Solutions, creators of innovative and easy to use healthcare quality and safety software, announced today that Trillium Health Partners of Mississauga, Ontario, has selected RL to provide automated infection surveillance throughout its organization. RL Solutions' infection prevention software, RL6:Infection, will complement the health system's existing infection...

2014-05-22 08:29:05

DUBLIN, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nn89hs/sterilization) has announced the addition of the "Global Sterilization Equipment and Disinfectants (Heat Sterilization, Low Temperature Sterilization, Filtration Sterilization and Radiation Sterilization, By Disinfectants Type-Low) Market - Forecasts to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Sterilization equipment and disinfectants are...

2014-05-20 12:33:04

GOJO Interactive Breakfast Symposium brings together global leaders in field of medicine and hand hygiene AKRON, Ohio, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is holding its 41(st) Annual Conference June 7-9. GOJO Industries, the leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions, is hosting at APIC, the GOJO Interactive Breakfast Symposium: The Present and Future of Hand Hygiene Compliance...

2014-05-19 12:29:14

LONDON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:US Disposable Medical Supplies Market Reporthttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/medical_supplies/hospital_supplies/us_disposable_medical_supplies_market_report.htmlUS demand to rise 4.1% annually through 2018US 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...

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....


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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