A major three-year trial led by researchers at UCL, in partnership with the Health Protection Agency, has shown that giving one-to-one feedback to healthcare workers makes them twice as likely to clean their hands or use soap.
CIVCO Medical Solutions expands its line of infection-prevention products with the new latex-free hand-carried system drape.
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.