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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...

2014-06-12 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...

2014-06-06 16:24:08

Industry Leaders Team Up to Offer Hospitals Integrated Solutions CHICAGO, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hill-Rom (NYSE: HRC), a worldwide provider of clinical workflow solutions for the health care environment, has announced a new partnership with Ecolab®, a global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, offering hand-hygiene solutions designed for the health care market. The partnership focuses on the Hill-Rom® Hand Hygiene Compliance Solution, which...

2014-06-05 12:31:12

Researchers also state the common practice of only tracking staff cleaning their hands as they go in and out of patient rooms puts patients at risk for infection and the World Health Organization hand hygiene guidelines represent a higher standard of care CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DebMed®, announced today that its methodology used to calculate whether or not healthcare workers are cleaning their hands as frequently as they should has been proven accurate in a...

2014-06-05 08:28:17

Foundation for highly acclaimed "Safe Hands" anti-infection program WOLVERHAMPTON, West Midlands, U.K., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Cross Hospital, part of The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, today announced a milestone of one million hand hygiene observations using TeleTracking Technologies, Inc.'s automated hand hygiene sensor as part of the 'Safe Hands' program. This compares to just 600 visual observations over the same time period. Safe Hands is a government-funded...

2014-06-03 12:38:58

Ideas for New EKG Monitoring Products Accepted With the Goal of Improving Patient Safety and Reducing Costs. CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Nation Medical, a healthcare innovation portal, today announced a worldwide search for product ideas to replace the existing EKG lead wires used throughout hospitals, in nursing homes, and within homes for the purpose of monitoring patients. The goal of this search is to identify cost-effective disposable EKG leads, more-easily...

2014-06-03 08:34:03

LONDON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Hospital Acquired Disease Testing Market (Pneumonia, UTI, Blood Stream, Surgical Site, MRSA Infection, and Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 -...

2014-05-27 12:30:34

TORONTO, May 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Every day, deadly pathogens are spread through touch and transferred easily from one surface to the next. MERS virus can live on high touch surfaces for days, while the widespread superbug's C. difficile and MRSA can live on touch surfaces for months. Canada's status quo approach to prevention is ineffective. In fact, Canada has the highest HAI rate of eleven developed countries surveyed by the World Health Organization. Copper and many copper...

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,...

2014-05-19 16:24:39

Technology Enhancing Acute Care Environment, Extending Care Team DENVER, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In intensive care units (ICU) around the country, critical care nurses are treating patients with complex medical conditions in an environment that becomes more challenging each year. This week, Hill-Rom (NYSE: HRC) will be working with thousands of ICU nurses at the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI), hosted by the American Association of Critical Care...


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2011-04-14 13:29:59

Acinetobacter baumannii is a species of pathogenic bacteria that is resistant to most antibiotics. Some think the disease is killing tens of thousands of U.S. hospital patients each year due to its resistance to drug treatment. It can cause severe pneumonia and infections of the urinary tract, bloodstream, and other parts of the body. It forms opportunistic infections including reports of attacking wounded soldiers and is sometimes abbreviated as MDRAB. It is the most relevant human...

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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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