Infection Control Today - 08/2003: TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY

Dial Corporation

Dials healthcare product lines include general-use hand washes, healthcare personnel hand washes, waterless hand sanitizers, surgical scrub, hair and body shampoos, moisturizing lotions and perineal cleansers. Dial Instant Hand Sanitizer has been specifically designed for healthcare workers. It uses 62 percent ethyl alcohol as its active ingredient and kills more than 99.99 percent of pathogenic germs within 15 seconds, including vancomycin- resistant Enterococcus (VRE) and methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Dial Instant Hand Sanitizer is delivered in a gel formula that contains skin conditioners and emollients. The thick gel also helps ensure the product stays on your hands and off the floors, where runny products tend to spill.

Dial Instant Hand Sanitizer is available in a 4-ounce flip-top bottle, a 7.5-ounce pump and an 800 ml dispensed bag. Dial Complete Antimicrobial Foaming Healthcare Personnel Hand Wash (HCPHW) is the latest in a full line of hand-hygiene products. Based on a patented formula that increases the biocidal availability of triclosan to kill germs, it achieves a 3.5 mean log reduction of Serratia marcescens after one wash while demonstrating the mildness of a lotion soap. Dial Complete HCPHW is available in a 7.5-ounce pump, a 64-ounce refill and a 1-liter dispenser cartridge.

(877) 777-3277 or www.dialbcm.com

ALARIS

The ALARIS SmartSite® Needle-Free System allows healthcare workers to access an intravenous (IV) line safely and efficiently without needles, caps or cannulas, thereby meeting all requirements of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Joint Commission on the Accreditation (JCAHO). The award-winning design for the SmartSite®

Needle-Free System offers a comprehensive product line, including administration sets, gravity sets, extension sets and components for a diverse set of clinical needs.

(800) 854- 7128 or www.alarismed.com

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