Infection Control Today - 08/2003: TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY

Dial Corporation

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

Dial Instant Hand Sanitizer is available in a4-ounce flip-top bottle, a 7.5-ounce pump and an 800 ml dispensed bag. DialComplete Antimicrobial Foaming Healthcare Personnel Hand Wash (HCPHW) is thelatest in a full line of hand-hygiene products. Based on a patented formula thatincreases the biocidal availability of triclosan to kill germs, it achieves a3.5 mean log reduction of Serratia marcescens after one wash whiledemonstrating the mildness of a lotion soap. Dial Complete HCPHW is available ina 7.5-ounce pump, a 64-ounce refill and a 1-liter dispenser cartridge.

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TheALARIS SmartSite® Needle-Free System allows healthcare workers to access anintravenous (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 onthe Accreditation (JCAHO). The award-winning design for the SmartSite®

Needle-Free System offers a comprehensive productline, including administration sets, gravity sets, extension sets and componentsfor a diverse set of clinical needs.

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