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Irisys Technology Aims to Enhance Hand-Hygiene Compliance by Improving Monitoring Process

Infrared technology could be a key strategy to improving healthcare workers’ hand-hygiene compliance – and a high-tech weapon in helping to reduce the spread of healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs), according to the results of a trial in a U.K.-based general medical unit.

Disposable Blood Pressure Cuffs Introduced from SunTech Medical

SunTech Medical displayed its complete line of blood pressure cuffs at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology exhibition.

Alere Analytics Launches Hospital Clinical Surveillance Solution for Infection Control and Medication Management

Alere Analytics, an Alere subsidiary specializing in analytics and clinical decision support (CDS) technology, has launched its Clinical Surveillance product for hospitals, which is an automated technology solution designed to manage antimicrobial stewardship, infection control and medication management.

CareFusion Introduces Ergonomic Surgical Clippers

CareFusion Corp., a leading, global medical technology company, has introduced the next generation of the company’s industry-leading line of surgical clippers. The new clippers, developed in conjunction with clinicians who use these types of devices every day, dramatically improve ergonomic feel and performance, encourage proper hand position and application, and can be used in wet or dry conditions.

GOJO Announces Launch of SMARTLINK™ Hand Hygiene Solutions

GOJO Industries, a leader in hand hygiene and skin health and inventors of PURELL® Hand Sanitizer, is assisting Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) in measuring and improving hand hygiene compliance through its SMARTLINK Activity Monitoring System.

SimSuite Sepsis Quality Initiative Program Complies with International Guidelines

Medical Simulation Corporation (MSC) has releases an updated version of the SimSuite Sepsis Quality Initiative Program that aligns with the Surviving Sepsis Campaign International Guidelines for Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock 2012 Guidelines released earlier this year at the 2013 Society for Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress.

KBCore “Purple Button” Evaluation System Helps Meet ACA Reporting Requirements

As states continue to build health insurance exchanges (HIXs) for use by the Jan. 1, 2014, deadline set forth in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there is another aspect of the ACA that has received little attention – the requirement that by Jan. 1, 2015, HIXs cannot contract with a hospital of 50 beds or more unless that hospital has a patient safety evaluation system and reports data to a patient safety organization (PSO).

PDC-St. John Expands its Securline Bar Code Blood Band

PDC-St. John announced the extension of its Securline® Hybrid Style Bar Code Blood Band. The blood recipient ID wristband system provides automated patient identification for blood transfusion, specimen collection, and tracking to improve patient safety and workflow efficiencies in hospitals and blood banks. With the addition of six new Blood Band product lines, PDC-St. John now offers the widest selection of blood bank ID solutions in the healthcare marketplace.

Welch Allyn EcoCuff Helps Hospitals Control Cross-Contamination, Costs and Environmental Impact

Welch Allyn has launched its new FlexiPort® EcoCuff™ single-patient-use blood pressure cuff. As hospitals continue to fight the never-ending battles against both cross-contamination and rising costs, EcoCuff provides a solution for both issues while also having less environmental impact than other disposable blood pressure cuffs.

PIG® Grippy® Surgical Absorbent Mat Hugs Floors Without Sliding, Bunching

PIG® Grippy® Surgical Absorbent Mat is a revolutionary absorbent mat with a one-of-a-kind adhesive bottom that stays put, no matter what. It absorbs and retains up to three liters of liquid to help keep your O.R. floor clean and safe. No bunched up blankets to trip over.

Ekahau Location-Based Safety and Temperature Alerting Improves Staff and Patient Safety


Ekahau Inc., the leader in Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) has announced that Memorial Healthcare in Shiawassee County, Michigan, deployed its Wi-Fi-based RFID staff safety alert and wireless temperature monitoring solution to improve staff and patient safety.

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