Proper and thorough hand hygiene, whether through the use of soap and water or use of hospital-grade, alcohol-based hand sanitizers, is the single most important practice supported by evidence to help eliminate cross-contamination and reduce the incidence of healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs).
Survey Shows Handwashing Awareness Affects Patient Experience
SCA, the producer of the Tork® brand of Away-from-Home professional hygiene products, announces findings from a U.S. patient survey conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs, revealing that 93 percent of healthcare facility patients and visitors agree that hand hygiene is ...More
Are Restrooms a Litmus Test for School Quality?
According to a new survey commissioned by Cascades Tissue Group in advance of Global Handwashing Day (Oct. 15) and the upcoming cold and flu season, 65 percent somewhat or strongly agree that restrooms help shape the perception of the quality of schools they’ve ...More
GOJO Industries Supports International Infection Prevention Week
GOJO, inventors of PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer, announces it is a corporate Champion for International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), which occurs globally Oct. 18-24, 2015, and is hosted by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and ...More
Researchers Explore the Safety and Tolerability of Virucidal Handrubs
The hands of the medical staff play an important role in transmission of pathogens in the healthcare environment. Hand hygiene is efficient, easy to perform and cost-effective. Safety, tolerability and acceptance of hand hygiene preparations play a major role in hand ...More
High Nasal Carriage of MRSA Among Healthcare Workers Requires Improved Infection Control Measures
Staphylococcus aureus is a frequent cause of infections in both the community and hospital. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus continues to be an important nosocomial pathogen and infections are often difficult to manage due to its resistance to multiple ...More
FoodHandler, Inc. Launches New MedHandler oneSAFE Exam-Grade Gloves
FoodHandler Inc., a leading developer and supplier of high-quality hygiene and food safety solutions, announces the launch of MedHandler® oneSAFE Exam-Grade Gloves and a new website featuring the complete oneSAFE Single-Glove Dispensing System line. The new MedHandler ...More
Halyard Health Celebrates Commitment to Preventing HAIs at Magnet and OR Manager
Halyard Health, formerly Kimberly-Clark Health Care, will showcase the company’s commitment to preventing infection and speeding recovery at the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference® and the OR Manager™ Conference. Halyard ...More
Do Reductions in MRSA Bloodstream Infections Make Hand Hygiene Interventions Cost-Effective in ICUs?
Multimodal interventions are effective in increasing hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers, but it is not known whether such interventions are cost-effective outside high-income countries. Luangasanati, et al. (2015) sought to determine whether reductions in ...More
Researchers Compare Techniques in Reducing Residual Bacterial Load After Using Alcohol-Based Handrub
Two hand-hygiene techniques are promoted internationally: the World Health Organization’s six-step and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s three-step techniques; both of which may be considered to have suboptimum levels of empirical evidence for use ...More
Nearly Half of U.S. Population Make Annual Flu Vaccination Routine
With influenza season approaching, health experts at a news conference held at the National Press Club by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) reinforced the need for everyone six months of age and older to get vaccinated with updated 2015-2016 vaccine. ...More