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2013-09-05 08:29:13

Lurking 'superbugs' take refuge in these top 10 spots MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An estimated 100,000 Americans die annually from health care-associated infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's more than the death toll from AIDS, breast cancer and car accidents combined. Despite this alarming statistic, many Americans still view hospitals as safe havens, but that could change as news of the rising number of hospital-acquired infections...

2013-09-03 23:28:44

Hospital acquired Superbugs infect over 4600 people each day resulting in nearly 100,000 deaths annually.* Study finds copper surfaces reduced hospital acquired infections by 58%. Longmont, Colorado (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 Infection control in the United States is losing the battle against Superbugs. According to the Center for Disease Control more people are dying annually from hospital acquired infections than breast cancer and automobile accidents combined.* The January 1, 2014...

2013-08-29 12:26:08

LITTLE FALLS, N.J., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. (NYSE: CMN) announced today that Andrew A. Krakauer, President & CEO, will be presenting at the Stifel Healthcare Conference at The Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. The formal presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 8:35 AM EDT. In addition, Mr. Krakauer and Seth Yellin, Senior Vice President-Corporate Development, will be available for separate one-on-one meetings during the...

2013-08-28 16:24:09

SPENCER, Iowa, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spencer Hospital today announced it is the first and only hospital in Iowa to implement Xenex Disinfection Services' UV room disinfection system in its patient and operating rooms. A "green," mercury-free technology, the Xenex system is the fastest, safest and most effective method for the advanced cleaning of hospital rooms, scientifically proven to destroy all major classes of microorganisms that cause hospital acquired infections...

2013-08-27 08:26:52

--Clinically-Proven Approach Integrates Three Technologies to Transform Scrub Uniforms into Medical Devices Providing Active Barrier Protection from Dangerous Contaminants-- ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vestagen Technical Textiles, Inc., today announced completion of an $8.25 million financing. Vestagen markets Vestex(®), the first in a new class of medical devices based on active barrier protective fabrics that are clinically proven to prevent or reduce the...

2013-08-22 23:25:11

Under new Medicare rules, nurses with an infection prevention and control specialty will be in high demand to educate staff about preventative measures, tracking and obliterating infection issues and carefully orchestrating the care of those patients considered most at risk or the most potentially hazardous. Now is great time for nurses to consider making this field their career specialty through American Sentinel University’s online RN to MSN degree with a specialization in infection...

2013-08-15 23:28:49

Infection Prevention Company Midbrook Medical spots recent trend of using web resources to cut down on potentially lethal infections happening in healthcare facilities across the globe. Jackson, MI (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 Dirty surgical instruments and healthcare acquired infections are finally beginning to get the press and attention that they need. On the LinkedIn social media site, there was recently a discussion on a LinkedIn group regarding one member’s request for additional ideas...

2013-08-12 23:20:55

Midbrook Medical, a Michigan-based, minority-owned medical manufacturing company, improves central sterile processing technician's ability to efficiently follow the Instructions for Use to reprocess full recipe sets of da Vinci Robotic Surgery Instrumentation. Jackson, MI (PRWEB) August 12, 2013 Midbrook Medical continues to move forward with new methods of improving the efficiency of the central sterile processing department. The newly designed Multi-Port Baskets, Single Site Baskets...

2013-08-12 16:26:13

NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ingersoll Rand has launched a new range of door hardware products made with CuVerro® bactericidal copper alloys that have been proven to reduce bacteria* that cause healthcare-associated infections. The global industrial giant made the announcement of its new ActivClean(TM) portfolio recently at the 2013 American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) Conference and Exposition in Atlanta and now joins a rapidly-growing list of companies marketing...

2013-08-12 16:22:21

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Ultraviolet Association will present a panel discussion on the fast developing new applications of ultraviolet technology for the disinfection of health care settings as part of its World Congress being held in Las Vegas this fall. "This presentation is probably one of the first ever on this subject held at an international meeting of engineering and industry professionals," says Deb Martinez, executive director of IUVA. The panel...