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Infection Control

C. diff rates dropping

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

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

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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Liquefied Ozone

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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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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UCLA receives grant to study HAIs

LOS ANGELES — A focus of researchers at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), and on July 9 the medical center announced that it had received a $2.5 million grant to aid research.
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