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PDI Launches Advanced Skin Antisepsis Platform

PDI, leader in infection prevention education, support and products has launched its new Advanced Skin Antisepsis platform, PDI Prevantics. Under this platform, the company is investing in innovations that provide the most efficient and advanced evidence-based solutions for preventing healthcare associated infections.

Medi-Dose, Inc./EPS, Inc. Partners with Emily Jerry Foundation for Pediatric Safety Initiative

Because of their small size, pediatric patients are particularly vulnerable to medication errors. An error that might have minimal effect to an adult could be catastrophic to a child. To help promote awareness of this issue, Medi-Dose/EPS is working with the Emily Jerry Foundation to incorporate their Blue Angel warning logo into MILT 3.0 software.

ACPE: Disruptive Behavior Among Health Care Employees Must Be Curbed

Despite the best efforts of many, disruptive behavior is still a common and pervasive problem throughout the health care industry. To counteract this, the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) released a new book to help physician leaders identify and eliminate disruptive behavior.

Awarepoint Launches New Bed & Bay Sensor

Awarepoint Corporation, the largest real-time location system (RTLS) corporation dedicated exclusively to healthcare, announces the launch of its new Bed and Bay Sensor that enables precise tracking of mobile equipment and patient and caregiver interactions in locations with tight-bed spacing, such as the emergency department (ED) and pre- and post-anesthesia care.

B. Braun Smart Infusion Pump Technology Advances Patient Safety

In an effort to provide the best patient care possible, Western Maryland Health System (WMHS) recently announced its successful integration of B. Braun Medical Inc.'s (B.Braun) innovative Outlook 400ES Safety Infusion System.

Tru-D SmartUVC Room Disinfection Robot Gains UK Acceptance

It may look like a futuristic gadget from a science fiction movie, but this germ-killing robot is a new, efficient method of tackling hospital superbugs. As reported in the Daily Mail, the device kills hospital superbugs faster than before and could save the NHS $325 million a year if adopted nationwide.

Thermal Technology Improves Handwash Compliance, Prevents and Reduces HAIs


Nearly 2 million people acquire HAIs, or hospital-acquired infections, in the United States each year – resulting in 100,000 deaths annually – according to The Infectious Diseases Society of America. HAIs also lead to more than $4.5 billion in excess healthcare costs, increase the average hospital stay from 4.5 to 20.6 days, and raise the average patient bill from about $30,000 to nearly $200,000, as reported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

PDI Launches Educational Packaging for Instant Hand Sanitizing Wipes

PDI, owner of Sani-Hands® Instant Hand Sanitizing wipes, has announced the launch of new educational packaging to help aid in hand hygiene for patients and education at the bedside. Four educational “when to use” icons have been added to the Sani-Hands Bedside Pack to help healthcare staff communicate critical opportunities for patients to practice hand hygiene1—after using the bathroom, before eating and drinking, after contact with others and after coughing and sneezing.

Technology Provides Critical Support in Mass Shooting Response

Last July, after 12 movie goers were shot dead and dozens wounded by a gunman at a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises ” in Colorado, 23 victims – the largest contingent of wounded – were taken to the University of Colorado Hospital.

Hand Hygiene Compliance Monitoring Enhancements Help Customize Report Data

DebMed, creator of the world's first electronic hand hygiene compliance monitoring system based on the World Health Organization's (WHO's) "Five Moments for Hand Hygiene," has released enhanced functionality for the hand hygiene compliance reports that are available in the DebMed GMS (Group Monitoring System).

Directional Dynamics Previews First Mobile Wayfinding and Patient Engagement App

Directional Dynamics, LLC previewed its innovative Wayfinding and Patient Engagement Applications for the healthcare market this month. This application, available initially on iPhone and Android devices, is part of the Directional Dynamics version 1.0 suite, to be released in Q1, 2013.

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