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).
CDC Flu Update: Activity Continues to be Low Across U.S.
According to this week’s FluView report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), overall seasonal influenza activity is low across the United States. CDC recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older. Getting vaccinated ...More
American Cleaning Institute Urges FDA to Preserve Critical Antibacterial Products, Ingredients
The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) is urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to re-evaluate all data relevant to the safety and efficacy of antibacterial healthcare ingredients and make affirmative findings that they are generally recognized as safe and ...More
CDC Flu Update: Seasonal Influenza Activity is Low Across the United States
According to the most recent FluView report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), overall seasonal influenza activity is low across the United States. CDC recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older. Getting vaccinated before ...More
Free Yourself from the Flu
With flu season approaching, parents may be bracing for an outbreak at their children's schools, but adults are also highly susceptible at work and in other public places. Now is the time for families and businesses to take steps to prevent and protect against the flu. ...More
GOJO Highlights New Intelligent Hand Hygiene Innovation at ISSA/INTERCLEAN
GOJO Industries, the inventor of PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer, shared its latest hand hygiene technology innovations to an audience of 16,000 attendees at the ISSA/Interclean North America trade show held Oct. 20-23 in Las Vegas. Interactive presentations ...More
North Shore-LIJ Expands Remote Video Auditing to ORs, EDs, ICUs, Endoscopy and Maternity Units
Citing prior success in dramatically increasing hand hygiene compliance in intensive care units (ICUs), as well as improving patient safety and efficiency in operating rooms (ORs), the North Shore-LIJ Health System is expanding its use of remote video auditing (RVA) to over ...More
GOJO Announces its Continued Support of City of Hope With Hand Sanitizer Sales Donation
GOJO, the inventor of PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer, announces that it will continue its support of City of Hope, a leading research and treatment center, through a special promotion. GOJO will donate 25 cents for every 8-ounce bottle of PURELL® Spring Bloom Hand ...More
CDC's Safe Healthcare Blog: Clean Hands Stop Germs
Today, on CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog, Laura Buford with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), calls for healthcare professionals to pledge to prevent infections by cleaning their hands in honor of International Infection ...More
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