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Infection Control

Five-second rule not a sure thing

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CHICAGO — If you believe conventional wisdom, you have about five seconds to pick up that piece of food that has fallen to the floor before its contaminated with any germs, but is this wisdom fact or fiction?
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<i>C. diff</i> rates dropping

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TORONTO — Rates of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infections dropped by more than a quarter after Ontario made it mandatory for hospitals to publically report cases of the hospital-acquired infection (HAI).
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Ownership over handwashing

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OTTAWA, ON — Despite the lengths Canadian hospitals have gone to in order to improve handwashing compliance among doctors, optimal hand hygiene practices continues to hover under 40 percent.
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HFI release 7.16

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Free Resource Available to Help Schools Prevent Spread of Stomach Illnesses HFI and NEA HIN team up to promote The Stomach Bug Book The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) and
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HFI and NEA HIN team up to prevent the spread of the stomach bug

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BOISE, ID — The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) and The NEA Health Information Network (NEA HIN) are partnering to promote NEA HIN''s The Stomach Bug Book What — School Employees Need to Know.
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xpedx helps hospitals reduce cross infection

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CINCINNATI — xpedx has graduated another class of certified Healthcare Facility Advisors specializing in helping healthcare facilities break the chain of cross infection.
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Liquefied Ozone

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The lotus PRO cleaning system from Tersano turns ordinary tap water into a powerful, natural cleaner, stain remover, deodorizer and sanitizer. The liquefied ozone is made on-the-spot with continuous
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Dispenser

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The Spray Nine brand Revolution dispensing system from Permatex is a new offering for the company''s popular hand cleaners. The Revolution dispenser was redesigned to fit the new four-pound
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Smartphones versus public toilets

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NEW ORLEANS — Every time you use your cellphone, you could be making a dirty call.
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MRSA infections see a decline

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NEW YORK — Over the past several decades, staph infections resistant to multiple antibiotics have become a major problem for hospitals.
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