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MRSA and C. difficile Infections Reduced by 50% in Hospital Study
Date:12/1/2008

oduced to clean surfaces by visitors, patients and staff.

"It's just like at home. You finish cleaning the kitchen and no sooner turn around and there are fingerprints on the refrigerator," Grace said. "The beauty of the Germ Pro products is they keep working between cleanings so it's less likely for germs to multiply and spread."

According to Germ Pro President Wayne Albright, Germ Pro's Hand Sanitizing Lotion and Surface Disinfectant were proven by laboratory testing as required by the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency.

"We focused our efforts on developing a 'Persistent Action Plan' to give healthcare providers an additional tool to protect patients from the two million healthcare associated infections that occur annually in the United States," he said. "If you persistently kill the germs on your hands and the surfaces that your hands touch, you will not easily be able to pick up or transmit infections."

"MRSA and C. difficile have developed a resistance to some antibiotics, and multi-drug resistant germs are more common and a serious concern at all hospitals," Albright said. "While HAIs drive up the cost of healthcare by an estimated $30 billion, the cost to patients and their families is incalculable."

"RMH was the first hospital to add this new technology to their infection prevention program. Its management was very proactive in their desire to improve patient safety by preventing infections," Albright said.

He praised Grace and Building Services Assistant Director Fred White for their diligence in implementing Germ Pro and commended the doctors, nurses, and other hospital workers for their support in this effort to improve patient safety.

"Results from this study were outstanding and have convinced other major hospitals to follow RMH's lead. RMH should be commended for their role in this very significa
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