PDI Leads Infection Prevention Innovation with 'Champions for Change' at APIC 2014


PDI will debut several product enhancements, exclusive educational resources and inspire "Champion's for Change" to lead the industry forward at this year's Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif., June 7-9, 2014. PDI is committed to innovation in education and products to meet the needs of customers on the front lines of infection prevention.

Attendees who visit PDI Booth (#401) will have the chance to become a recognized "Champion for Change" by sharing challenges, observations, and ideas to help solve the Infection Prevention problems of today and tomorrow. Champions will also have access to an APIC exclusive CEU opportunity following the show. The piece, titled "Championing Change: A Team S.T.E.P.P.S.® Approach to Infection Prevention," is eligible for one CEU hour of continuing education for nurses.

"No one knows the infection prevention challenges better than those who face them every day," says Joe DeBelle, director of marketing and product management for PDI Healthcare. "Our commitment is to provide not only market-leading brands, but ongoing clinical support and unique educational offerings as well. What we hear from our infection prevention partners will form the building blocks we need to create better solutions for the future." 

Continuing its innovation in product development, PDI will showcase a new pail and refill format for its market-leading Sani-Cloth® Bleach and Sani-Cloth® AF3 Germicidal Disposable Wipes. The Pail and Refill system is designed to address the infection prevention requirements of Environmental Services Professionals (EVS). The Sani-Cloth® Pail and Refill contains 160 pre-moistened, ready-to-use, extra-large wipes. Each pre-moistened wipe contains the proper concentration of disinfectant, reducing labor time and compliance issues associated with mixing or measuring chemicals.  It also meets The Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) Practice Guidance for Environmental Cleaning as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities.

PDI will also feature Sani-Hands® Instant Hand Sanitizing Wipes and the new Sani-Hands® Patient Education Video to help educate and remind patients and visitors about proper hand hygiene. The quick and easy-to-understand narration and graphics explain hand hygiene best practice, including how and when to clean hands during a hospital stay or visit. Positive engagement and communication with patients has been shown to directly impact their satisfaction with a hospital stay, an element of the Hospital Consumer Assessment Health Plans Survey (HCAHPS), which are tied to reimbursement. To understand additional strategies to improve HCAHPS scores visit PDI's website for its Infection Prevention Educational Resources. 

The PDI system for infection prevention includes Sani-Cloth® Germicidal Disposable Wipes for surface disinfection, Sani-Hands® Instant Hand Sanitizing Wipes for staff and patient hand hygiene and Prevantics® for skin antisepsis, which are designed to tackle the three most common sources of transmission of healthcare-associated infections. Specifically designed to address infection prevention in a healthcare facilities, PDI products are complemented by a suite of compliance accessories, ongoing clinical support and comprehensive implementation training for staff designed to reinforce proper product utilization and overcome compliance challenges.  

Source: PDI

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