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2013-07-18 08:29:54

NOTTINGHAM, England, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study titled "First UK evaluation of an automated ultraviolet-C room decontamination device (TRU-D(TM))" confirms the effectiveness of TRU-D SmartUVC(TM) in eliminating common superbugs in health care environments. The study was conducted by the Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infection Prevention and the Control Department at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust's QMC campus in Nottingham, England, and was...

2013-07-17 23:24:26

Ondine Biomedical Inc. announces that the Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), the first hospital to deploy its MRSAid™ Photodisinfection system, was selected as the recipient of the Innovation Award at the 2013 International Consortium for Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC). Endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO), ICPIC is a prestigious international conference that brings together more than 1,200 leaders in infection control from 84 countries. Vancouver, British Columbia...

2013-07-12 23:29:54

Dutch researchers apply targeted sequencing for infection control and surveillance of drug-resistant 'superbugs'. Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 Pathogenica, Inc. announced that teams from the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) and Amphia Hospital in the Netherlands are pioneering the use of the company’s HAI BioDetection Kit to prevent and control nosocomial infections in their facilities. With approx. 1,400 beds each, both Amphia and UMCG are among the largest...

2013-07-09 22:52:48

After a 2011 outbreak of P. aeruginosa, investigators at Beaumont Health System near Detroit, Michigan determined contaminated ultrasound gel was the source of bacteria causing the healthcare-associated infection. The findings emphasize the need for increased scrutiny of contaminated medical products. This study is published in the August issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. "Ultrasound is a critical...

2013-07-09 22:50:24

Patient transitions among acute care hospitals may further spread Antibiotic-resistant superbugs like carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) present a challenge to healthcare professionals as patients move from different care settings and facilities, unknowingly spreading healthcare-associated infections. In a new study, researchers screened all patients for CRE at admission to a long-term acute care hospital (LTACH). They found patients colonized with CRE coming into the LTACH from...

2013-07-09 08:29:26

AsepticSure®, a radical new infection control technology successfully achieves 100% microbial kill rates in MRSA-infected rooms at Ontario's QHC Belleville General Hospital - with exposure times of less than an hour. BELLEVILLE, Ontario, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- San Francisco-based Medizone International (MZEI:OB MZEI:QB), is pleased to announce that it is using its AsepticSure system at the Quinte Health Care-Belleville General Hospital as part of the hospital's management of a...

2013-06-25 12:14:24

A unique health economics assessment of copper's role in preventing healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) is being presented this week at the WHO's International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control (ICPIC) in Geneva, demonstrating rapid payback on the capital investment. Health economics evaluations are typically applied to medication or surgery costs, but this study from York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC) – part of the University of York in the UK – investigated the...

2013-06-18 12:20:32

Breakthrough technology effectively eliminates microorganisms on devices INDIANAPOLIS, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialty Coating Systems is pleased to announce a significant breakthrough in Parylene coating technologies: SCS microRESIST(TM) Antimicrobial Parylene Technology. SCS microRESIST combines the benefits of Parylene with antimicrobial properties to effectively eliminate harmful microorganisms on coated devices and components. (Logo:...

2013-06-13 12:28:26

Speakers to Reveal How the DebMed® Group Monitoring System (GMS(TM)) Ensures Patient Safety via Electronic Monitoring of the World Health Organization's Five Moments for Hand Hygiene CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DebMed®, creator of the world's first electronic hand hygiene compliance monitoring system based on the World Health Organization's (WHO's) Five Moments for Hand Hygiene, today announced that executives from DebMed and Greenville, South...

2013-06-07 12:24:26

Hill-Rom is Committed to Helping Hospitals in Their Fight Against Hospital-Acquired Infections BATESVILLE, Ind., June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospital-acquired infections can be deadly - and many times preventable. Nearly every major public health organization agrees that ineffective "hand-hygiene" (hand washing or using disinfecting sprays, wipes or gels) is one of the most significant contributors to the problem. Further compounding the problem is the fact that compliance rates...


Latest Nosocomial infection Reference Libraries

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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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