GE recently announced a $7.5 million investment in Australian-based Nanosonics Limited – a leader in the development of innovative technology for infection control – to further develop and distribute Trophon EPR, an ultrasound transducer disinfecting system. The investment is being made through the GE healthymagination Fund, which makes investments in healthcare technology companies.
HyGreen, Inc. showcased its hand hygiene system, HyGreen(R), at the National Patient Safety Foundation’s 14th Annual Patient Safety Congress. This year’s event was held at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on May 23-25, 2012.
Christiana Care Health System‘s health care workers are participating in a major study to determine if wearing gowns and gloves for all patient care in one unit will reduce health care-acquired infections. Christiana Care is one of only 20 academic medical centers nationwide participating in the Benefits of Universal Gown and Gloving, a $5.7 million study supported by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Joint Commission.
Oak Brook, Illinois—Teaming up to provide an essential infection prevention and control (IPC) resource for health care organizations around the globe, Joint Commission International (JCI) and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) announce the publication of Best Practices in Infection Prevention and Control: An International Perspective, Second Edition. JCI is a not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission.