Search Tag: hospital acquired infections

Executive Health Management

Complex Infection Data Confusing for Consumers

2015 01 Dec

According to a study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, patients often find it difficult to decipher complex numeric data on healthcare-associated infections used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).While healthcare organisations have made an effort to involve individuals and enable them to take a more active... Read more

Executive Health Management

Robots Cut C.difficile Transmissions

2015 18 Oct

According to new research conducted by Penn Medicine infection control specialists, ultraviolet robots can clean rooms and help reduce the transmission of Clostridum difficile among cancer patients by 25 percent. Blood cancer patients are a group that is more vulnerable to hospital acquired infections. Interventions using UV robots not only reduced... Read more

Executive Health Management

First Hospital Light Fixture to Kill Bacteria

2015 01 Jul

Indigo-Clean, a light fixture that uses Continuous Environmental Disinfection technology to continuously kill harmful bacteria linked to hospital acquired infections (HAIs) was introduced by Kenall Manufacturing at the annual meeting of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) in Nashville. According to the Centers for... Read more

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First Hospital Light Fixture to Kill Bacteria Safely & Commercially Available in U.S. & Canada

2015 29 Jun

Proven, Patented Technology Helps in the Fight Against Hospital Acquired InfectionsKenall Manufacturing has introduced Indigo-Clean™, a light fixture that uses Continuous Environmental Disinfection technology to continuously kill harmful bacteria linked to hospital acquired infections (HAIs). The technology behind Indigo-Clean™ inactivates a wide range... Read more

Executive Health Management

UV Light Robot Can Help Stop Spread of Superbugs in Hospital Rooms

2015 20 Apr

According to a new research from the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, a robot can clean a hospital room just as well as a person. The study has been published in the American Journal of Infection Control. The research led by Chetan Jinadatha, M.D, M.P.H, assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Medicine and chief of infectious... Read more

Executive Health Management

Hospital Readmissions Twice as Likely for C. Difficile Patients

2015 01 Apr

A study published in the latest issue of the American Journal of Infection Control reports that Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) doubles hospital readmission rates and lengths of stay for infected patients. C. difficile causes inflammation of the colon, and diarrhoea associated with the microbe can be life threatening. CDI risk increases with antibiotic... Read more


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