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MRSA Facts for Handwashing Week

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In conjunction with National Handwashing Week December 2-8, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology presents information on Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). For more information, visit http://www....

Veterinarians Stress Importance of Handwashing

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is joining other U.S. public health organizations in urging everyone to take their health into their hands by observing National Handwashing Awareness Week, December 7-13. Created in 1999 by physici...

Although Swine Flu Cases Are Up, U.S. Officials Are Guardedly Optimistic

... swine flu isn't as dangerous as first feared. Still, they urged people to keep taking commonsense precautions to protect themselves, such as frequent handwashing and staying home if sick. "The good news is when we look at this virus right now, we're not seeing some of the things in the virus that have been a...

American Society for Microbiology Emphasizes Hand Hygiene as Flu Protective Measure

...wswire/ -- As H1N1 influenza A (swine flu) spreads, keeping hands clean is one of the most important ways to prevent infection and illness. "Frequent handwashing is probably the single most effective and simplest intervention you can do to protect yourself and your family," according to Dr. Judy Daly, spokesper...

Pittsburgh Hospital Teams with Pirates Baseball Club in Unique Effort to Encourage Teen Handwashing, Prevent Spread of MRSA

... that will help them stay healthy and active." The centerpiece of the handwashing campaign is an eye-catching poster, "All Athletes Have Great Hands," featur...ommunity. Students attending school assemblies will learn about proper handwashing technique, how germs are spread, sanitizer vs. soap and water, and MRSA. ...

University of Denver uses 'gross' messaging to increases handwashing, fight Norovirus

...ics and photos. The messages resulted in increased handwashing among females by 26 percent and among males by 8 p...ontrol dorms over the same four-week period showed handwashing decreased 2 percentage points among females and 21...rrow DU's techniques in hopes of improving student handwashing behavior on their campuses. "The relevance of ...

University of Denver uses 'gross' messaging to increases handwashing, fight Norovirus

...ics and photos. The messages resulted in increased handwashing among females by 26 percent and among males by 8 p...ontrol dorms over the same four-week period showed handwashing decreased 2 percentage points among females and 21...rrow DU's techniques in hopes of improving student handwashing behavior on their campuses. "The relevance of ...

During Cold and Flu Season, Don't Get Caught Dirty Handed

...-remember information on when and why they should regularly wash their hands with soap and water. Also included are a "Clean Hands Word Search" and a handwashing quiz. Posters are also available at no cost. Don't Get Caught Dirty Handed reminds adults that many cases of colds, flu, and foodborne ill...

Dr. Will Sawyer and Henry the Hand Champion Handwasher Have Discovered How to PREVENT the Flu and Common Cold!! DO NOT TOUCH the T Zone!

...ospital Acquired Infections (HAI), for which poor handwashing is a direct link. Help celebrate National handwashing Awareness Week December 7th-13th, 2008. Visit ww... word not the germs! The first National handwashing Awareness Week started in 1999 in Cincinnati, Ohio...

New Report Shows High C-difficile Infection Rates in U.S. Hospitals

... C.-diff patients, as the commonly used alcohol-based hand gel is ineffective against this bacteria. Unfortunately, studies have repeatedly shown that handwashing compliance rates in hospitals are generally less than 50 percent. Other key infection control strategies include using contact precautions, including ...
Handwashing in Medical Technology

Resurgent Health and Medical Announces That Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has Ordered 25 CleanTech Automated Handwashing Systems

Hospital makes proactive choice to elevate hand hygiene measures for patients, staff and visitors GOLDEN, Colo. and MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Resurgent Health and Medical, a leader in automated handwashing and sanitizing technology, announced today that Child...

Video: Actress and New Mom Keri Russell Joins PKIDs to Launch 'Silence the Sounds of Pertussis' Campaign

...touched by infectious diseases. It also educates the public about effective disease prevention through the use of immunizations, standard precautions, handwashing and other strategies. http://www.pkids.org ...

Actress and New Mom Keri Russell Joins PKIDs to launch 'Silence the Sounds of Pertussis' Campaign

...touched by infectious diseases. It also educates the public about effective disease prevention through the use of immunizations, standard precautions, handwashing and other strategies. http://www.pkids.org ...
Handwashing in Medical Products

BETADINE® Surgical Scrub

Features:... For preparation of the skin prior to surgery Helps to reduce bacteria that potentially can cause skin infection For handwashing to reduce bacteria on the skin Significantly reduces the number of microorganisms on the hands and forearms prior to surgery or patient care. ...
Company:Purdue Pharma L.P.
Handwashing in Biological News

American Society for Microbiology receives two non-profit PR awards

... its 2007 release "The Dirty Truth About America's handwashing Habits" announcing the results of the latest survey of handwashing habits in public restrooms. Started in 1996, the ... survey periodically to raise awareness of regular handwashing as one of the easiest ways to prevent transmission...

If you don't want to fall ill this Christmas, then share a festive kiss but don't shake hands

...e. This new report follows on from a study published last month in the British Medical Journal which indicated that physical barriers, such as regular handwashing and wearing masks, gloves and gowns may be more effective than drugs in preventing the spread of respiratory viruses such as influenza and SARS. Go...

Common practices at petting zoos put visitors at risk

...ng manure on your shoes. Not surprisingly, simple handwashing after visiting the petting zoo, including latherin... state fair. Despite the availability of numerous handwashing facilities and posted warnings regarding risk fact... Carolina survey. Angulo notes that the lack of handwashing is not entirely the fault of the petting zoo visit...

Hand sanitizer gel works

...e asked not to use hand sanitizer. The two groups reported similar rates of handwashing on an initial questionnaire. For five months, investigators tracked the ...I infections, which they readily transmit to household members. Although handwashing with soap and water is effective in reducing the spread of most infections,...
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