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Products kills bugs, but people prevent infections.™

We have developed an infection prevention library that includes clinical studies and educational tools to give you integrated, evidence-based solutions.  It's all part of our passion to Be The Difference®, every day.

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Our Mission

This homecoming made possible by You + PDI

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Our Mission


This homecoming made possible by You + PDI

Staff Education and Clinical Support

Did you know that at PDI we offer staff education and clinical support?

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Staff Education and Clinical Support


Did you know that at PDI we offer staff education and clinical support?

Easy Screen® Cleaning Wipe Introduction

Finally, a compatible touch-screen cleaner that works at the speed of technology.

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Easy Screen® Cleaning Wipe Introduction


Finally, a compatible touch-screen cleaner that works at the speed of technology.

Easy Screen® Cleaning Wipe Training

For new hire training or yearly refresher education.

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Easy Screen® Cleaning Wipe Training


For new hire training or yearly refresher education.

Device Disinfection: Dare to Compare

Provides an overview of the benefits of Prevantics® Device Swab.

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Device Disinfection: Dare to Compare


Provides an overview of the benefits of Prevantics® Device Swab.

Prevantics® Device Swab Introduction

For disinfecting needleless access sites prior to use.

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Prevantics® Device Swab Introduction


For disinfecting needleless access sites prior to use.

Prevantics® Device Swab Training

For new hire training or yearly refresher education

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Prevantics® Device Swab Training


For new hire training or yearly refresher education

Potential Sources of CLABSIs

Learn about the potential sources of CLABSIs

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Potential Sources of CLABSIs


Learn about the potential sources of CLABSIs

Prevantics® Swab Training

For new hire training or yearly refresher education

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Prevantics® Swab Training


For new hire training or yearly refresher education

Prevantics® Swabstick Training

For new hire training or yearly refresher education

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Prevantics® Swabstick Training


For new hire training or yearly refresher education

Prevantics® Maxi Swabstick Training

For new hire training or yearly refresher education

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Prevantics® Maxi Swabstick Training


For new hire training or yearly refresher education

Sani-Cloth® AF3 Wipes Training

For new hire training or yearly refresher education

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Sani-Cloth® AF3 Wipes Training


For new hire training or yearly refresher education

Sani-Cloth® AF3 Wipes Training / Capacitación en Español

Para capacitación de nuevos empleados o capacitación de repaso anual.

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Sani-Cloth® AF3 Wipes Training / Capacitación en Español


Para capacitación de nuevos empleados o capacitación de repaso anual.

Sani-Cloth® AF3 Portable Pack Training

For new hire training or yearly refresher education. Unique format attaches directly to mobile equipment to help reduce infection transmission.

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Sani-Cloth® AF3 Portable Pack Training


For new hire training or yearly refresher education. Unique format attaches directly to mobile equipment to help reduce infection transmission.

Sani-Cloth® AF3 Portable Pack Training / Capacitación en Español

Para capacitación de nuevos empleados o capacitación de repaso anual.

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Sani-Cloth® AF3 Portable Pack Training / Capacitación en Español


Para capacitación de nuevos empleados o capacitación de repaso anual.

Super Sani-Cloth® Disinfecting Wipes Training

For new hire training or yearly refresher education.

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Super Sani-Cloth® Disinfecting Wipes Training


For new hire training or yearly refresher education.

Super Sani-Cloth® Wipes Training / Capacitación en Español

Para capacitación de nuevos empleados o capacitación de repaso anual.

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Super Sani-Cloth® Wipes Training / Capacitación en Español


Para capacitación de nuevos empleados o capacitación de repaso anual.

Sani-Cloth® Bleach Wipes Training

For new hire training or yearly refresher education

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Sani-Cloth® Bleach Wipes Training


For new hire training or yearly refresher education

Sani-Cloth® Bleach Wipes Training / Capacitación en Español

Para capacitación de nuevos empleados o capacitación de repaso anual.

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Sani-Cloth® Bleach Wipes Training / Capacitación en Español


Para capacitación de nuevos empleados o capacitación de repaso anual.

Sani-Cloth® Wipes Pail & Refill

New format designed specifically to meet EVS Professional's needs.

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Sani-Cloth® Wipes Pail & Refill


New format designed specifically to meet EVS Professional's needs.

Sani-Cloth® Wipes Pail & Refill Training

For new hire training or yearly refresher education

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Sani-Cloth® Wipes Pail & Refill Training


For new hire training or yearly refresher education

Sani-Cloth® Pail & Refill Training / Capacitación en Español

Para capacitación de nuevos empleados o capacitación de repaso anual.

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Sani-Cloth® Pail & Refill Training / Capacitación en Español


Para capacitación de nuevos empleados o capacitación de repaso anual.

Sani-Hands® Wipes Patient Education

For new hire training or yearly refresher training.

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Sani-Hands® Wipes Patient Education


For new hire training or yearly refresher training.

Patient Hand Hygiene: The Effective Solution

Patient Hand Hygiene: What are they Doing?

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Patient Hand Hygiene: The Effective Solution


Patient Hand Hygiene: What are they Doing?

Patient Hand Hygiene: The Explorer Approach

Patient Hand Hygiene: What Are They Doing?

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Patient Hand Hygiene: The Explorer Approach


Patient Hand Hygiene: What Are They Doing?

Patient Hand Hygiene: The Do Nothing Approach

Patient Hand Hygiene: What Are They Doing?

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Patient Hand Hygiene: The Do Nothing Approach


Patient Hand Hygiene: What Are They Doing?

Patient Hand Hygiene: The Sieve Technique

Patient Hand Hygiene: What Are They Doing?

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Patient Hand Hygiene: The Sieve Technique


Patient Hand Hygiene: What Are They Doing?

Patient Hand Hygiene: The Daredevil Technique

Patient Hand Hygiene: What Are They Doing?

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Patient Hand Hygiene: The Daredevil Technique


Patient Hand Hygiene: What Are They Doing?

Sani-Cloth® Wipes Contact Time

Important to comply with the overall contact time listed on all Sani-Cloth Germicidal Disposable Wipes products. 

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Sani-Cloth® Wipes Contact Time


Important to comply with the overall contact time listed on all Sani-Cloth Germicidal Disposable Wipes products. 

Sani-Cloth® Wipes Frequency of Disinfecting

Important to frequently disinfect high-touch surfaces that patients, visitors and healthcare workers may have contaminated through activity and contact. 

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Sani-Cloth® Wipes Frequency of Disinfecting


Important to frequently disinfect high-touch surfaces that patients, visitors and healthcare workers may have contaminated through activity and contact. 

PPE Requirements

Use of applicable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) protects users from blood borne pathogens in accordance with OSHA blood borne pathogens standard. 

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PPE Requirements


Use of applicable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) protects users from blood borne pathogens in accordance with OSHA blood borne pathogens standard. 

The Importance of Infection Prevention

Importance of infection prevention
 

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The Importance of Infection Prevention


Importance of infection prevention
 

Flu Awareness

According to the CDC there are five ways to prevent the spread of Influenza.

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Flu Awareness


According to the CDC there are five ways to prevent the spread of Influenza.

Challenges & Best Practices

Mobile equipment used in healthcare – Workstations on Wheels (WOWs), wheelchairs, IV poles, and other shared medical devices – are hard, non-porous surfaces that can become potentially contaminated with pathogenic microorganisms.[1] These can also be frequently overlooked when it

CDC, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) are investigating an outbreak of infections caused by a bacteria calledElizabethkingia anophelis, which is usually found in the environment.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recently released a new update to their recommendations on infection control measures for Candida auris (C.

When evaluating an alternative skin antiseptic to prep a patient's skin prior to injection, your facility must balance clinical efficacy, nursing time and product cost. 

Recently, the US Food and Drug Administration released updated guidance that states Chlorhexidine gluconate based antiseptics can be used “with care” in infants under two months of age.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are basic preventative action steps that can help prevent the spread of Influenza.1

Antibiotic-resistant HAIs are a threat to all patients across the entire continuum of care. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new issue of Vital Signs today focusing on evidence-based strategies to reduce antibiotic resistance infections in healthcare.

Both Norovirus and Clostridium difficile are fecal-oral transmitted. The primary manner to prevent transmission is handwashing with soap and water.

Enterobacteriaceae is a class (family) of bacterial microorganisms, not a specific microorganism. Members of this class are rod-shaped, gram-negative, and non-spore forming.

What is Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)?

Candida albicans is a fungus that is known to cause mild to severe infection in patients. Candidiasis is a fungal infection caused by yeasts that belong to the genus Candida.

Adenovirus is a common viral infection that most often infects the airways and causes cold-like symptoms, laryngitis, bronchitis or the croup. Some types may cause intestinal infections with diarrhea.

Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week.

Measles is an acute viral respiratory illness. It is characterized by a prodrome of fever (as high as 105°F) and malaise, cough, coryza, and conjunctivitis -the three “C”s -, a pathognomonic enanthema (Koplik spots) followed by a maculopapular rash.

Q: What is the most recent CDC guidance for the MERS-CoV Virus?
 

Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever: CDC Guidance

About the transmission of the Ebola Virus Disease:

Our goal is to help you reduce cross contamination and the risk of infection transmission.

We count on our healthcare facilities to play an important role in infection prevention. However, as patients, we also need to be an engaged partner in infection prevention by doing the following

Patient satisfaction is an element of the Hospital Consumer Assessment Health Plans Survey (HCAHPS). Your facility’s HCAHPS survey scores directly impact whether or not your facility will receive 1-2% of its Medicare reimbursements each year.

There is documented risk for transmission of Healthcare Associated Infections, most notably HIV and Hepatitis B Virus, with glucometers and also lancing devices.

Q. What role does infection prevention play in healthcare reform? What kind of impact can infection prevention have on the bottom line?   

In today’s evolving healthcare climate, collaboration among different disciplines is critical to ensure costs are minimized while patients experience the best care possible. Here are 10 tips for improving collaboration between infection prevention and environmental services professionals.

The number one disinfecting wipe in healthcare now has a new look!

White Papers, Case Studies & More

Healthcare professionals work overtime to help save lives every day, and sometimes these jobs mean getting their hands dirty! Let’s face it—you really can’t avoid it.

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Influenza (flu) is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death.

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Patients hospitalized due to post-orthopedic surgical procedures have a decreased ability to leave their beds or are completely immobile. These patients did not have a convenient method to wash hands, especially before eating.

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Download these unique and fun cards as small token of gratitude for your staff's and colleagues’ hard work in helping to reduce preventable infections and help save lives. Attach a piece of candy for an extra special treat!

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Deployed by doctors and nurses in a multitude of patient-facing scenarios – everything from x-ray screens to ultrasound touchscreens to bedside portals – more screens pose more risk of spreading infection.

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The Infusion Nurses Society (INS) recently clarified the proper steps to disinfect needleless access sites (needleless connectors, injection ports, and access ports) prior to use for vascular access. Missing any of these steps can put your patients at risk

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PDI, a leader in infection prevention and solutions, understands there are different variables and sensitivities in every healthcare setting; there is no one wipe which can address every situation.

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Elizabeth Ernst, RN, BSN, MS

Numerous studies have shown that hospital surfaces and frequently used medical equipment become contaminated by a variety of pathogenic and nonpathogenic organisms. This white paper is intended to provide guidance on what can be done to mitigate cross contamination of noncritical patient care items in order to help reduce and prevent HAIs.

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What areas are most commonly missed when disinfecting a patient room? With so many surfaces in a patient room, sometimes it’s hard for staff to remember…

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Jaime M. Ferreira, PHD

Quaternary ammonium chloride (QAC) compounds are the most common active ingredient found in disinfectants used in healthcare environments. This is largely…

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Emergent pathogens continue to be of utmost concern to healthcare facilities, particularly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and Enterovirus D68.

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J. Hudson Garrett Jr., PhD

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI’s) account for at least 722,000 infections in US acute care hospitals annually, resulting in roughly 75,000 deaths.

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Michigan health system demonstrates that partnership between infection prevention and environmental services improves efficiency of system-wide cleaning and disinfection

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Fiona Nemetz, MS, CHESP

In today’s healthcare environment, collaboration is a critical component in the prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs). Now more than ever, a clean and sanitary patient environment is being measured as a component of the Infection Prevention and Control process.

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The Delivering the Difference Report provides some of the most outstanding cases from around the country that exemplify collaboration

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You can download this glossary that contains various words and acronyms used across many Healthcare Reform resources.

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A checklist developed to assist you and your facility to continue to Be The Difference by organizing and understanding specific elements of Healthcare Reform.

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BARBARA DeBAUN, MSN, RN, CIC

Infection Prevention and Control has for many years been referred to by financial colleagues as “soft costs,” yet in reality the prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) is a very serious matter and associated with significant cost savings

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RAY GRADY, FACHE

Recent legislation is changing the way hospital and healthcare systems operate. There is an inextricable link between optimizing supply chain strategy and…

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Product Education & Tools

PDI offers an immediate alternative to those customers currently using Sage 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) Cloths—Prevantics® Maxi Swabstick. Prevantics products contain 3.15% CHG and 70% (IPA) which helps reduce bacteria that potentially causes skin infection.

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Instructional sign contains step-by-step directions on how to properly dispense and clean using Easy Screen Cleaning Wipes.

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Complete listing of the chemical composition, efficacy claims, and safety and toxicity information related to the Sani-Cloth AF3 products.

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Instructional sign contains step-by-step directions on how to properly dispense and disinfect using Sani-Cloth AF3 wipes.

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Instructional sign contains step-by-step directions on how to properly dispense and disinfect using Sani-Cloth AF3 wipes.

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Precautionary sign has easy-to-identify contact time, not a skin or baby wipe, and do not flush icons in both English and Spanish.

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Instructional sign contains step-by-step directions on how to properly dispense and disinfect using Sani-Cloth AF3 wipes.

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Third party study showcases how PDI’s Sani-Cloth® Bleach wipes performed for compatibility with materials commonly used in healthcare equipment as compared to other bleach disinfectants.

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Complete listing of the chemical composition, efficacy claims, and safety and toxicity information related to the Sani-Cloth Bleach products.

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Instructional sign contains step-by-step directions on how to properly dispense and disinfect using Sani-Cloth Bleach wipes.

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Precautionary sign has easy-to-identify contact time, not a skin or baby wipe, and do not flush icons in both English and Spanish.

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Precautionary sign has easy-to-identify contact time, not a skin or baby wipe, and do not flush icons in multiple languages.

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Instructional sign contains step-by-step directions on how to properly dispense and disinfect using Sani-Cloth Bleach wipes.

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Complete listing of the chemical composition, efficacy claims, and safety and toxicity information related to the Sani-Cloth HB products.

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Precautionary sign has easy-to-identify contact time, not a skin or baby wipe, and do not flush icons in both English and Spanish.

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Complete listing of the chemical composition, efficacy claims, and safety and toxicity information related to the Sani-Cloth Plus products.

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Instructional sign contains step-by-step directions on how to properly dispense and disinfect using Sani-Cloth Plus wipes.

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Precautionary sign has easy-to-identify contact time, not a skin or baby wipe, and do not flush icons in both English and Spanish.

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Complete listing of the chemical composition, efficacy claims, and safety and toxicity information related to the Super Sani-Cloth products.

 

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Instructional sign contains step-by-step directions on how to properly dispense and disinfect using Super Sani-Cloth wipes.

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Precautionary sign has easy-to-identify contact time, not a skin or baby wipe, and do not flush icons in both English and Spanish.

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Precautionary sign has easy-to-identify contact time, not a skin or baby wipe, and do not flush icons in multiple languages.

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Instructional sign contains step-by-step directions on how to properly open the package and disinfect needleless access sites when using the Prevantics Device Swab.

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A complete guide to efficacy data, clinical studies and safety information.

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Instructional sign contains step-by-step directions on how to properly open the package and prep the patient's skin when using Prevantics Swabsticks.

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Instructional sign contains step-by-step directions on how to properly open the package and prep the patient's skin when using Prevantics Maxi Swabsticks.

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Instructional sign contains step-by-step directions on how to properly open the package and prep the patient's skin when using the Prevantics Swab.

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A complete guide to efficacy data, clinical studies and safety information.

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Instructional sign can be placed around the facility to encourage proper hand washing technique with the Sani-Hands® wipes.

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Small sign with icons to reinforce key moments for patient hand hygiene. Place on the bedside table to engage patients in their own care. 

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A complete guide to efficacy data, clinical studies and safety information.

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Visual representation of the different disinfection needs throughout a facility, and the appropriate solutions to meet those needs. 

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Visual representation of how to appropriately disifect needleless access sites, and the available solutions for doing so. 

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PDI provides a comprehensive infection prevention solution which includes effective products, staff training, clinical support and point-of-care accessories.…

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Overview of the advantages of using quaternary amonium based disinfectants in healthcare settings. 

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Industry Articles

General Surgery News
December 13, 2016

Catheter-associated bloodstream infections (CABSIs) are on the decline, according to the 2016 National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report.

Becker’s Infection Control & Clinical Quality
December 9, 2016

2016 has been another busy year for infection control and hospital quality professionals. The following is a breakdown of five of the major infection control, patient safety and quality occurrences that affected U.S.

Health Facilities Management
December 7, 2016

Linda Lybert, president of Seattle area-based Healthcare Surface Consulting, is on a mission.

Hudson Valley News Network
December 5, 2016

During National Handwashing Awareness Week, December 4-10, regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others, reminds Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Comm

Infection Control Today
November 28, 2016

Recent research presented at the 2016 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientist (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition shows that, under certain conditions, the Zika virus can survive for up to 8 hours on hard non-porous surfaces, but some commonly used disinfectants are extremely effective

CNN
November 23, 2016

Over the past 25 years, more than 5% of deaths in the United States have been caused by infectious diseases, according to new research. Finding a general decline since 1900, the study, focused on infections causing greater numbers of deaths in more recent years.

CNN
November 2, 2016

New guidelines released from the WHO specify that antibiotics be used before and during surgery, not afterward, as the best method to halt the spread of superbugs.

Health Facilities Management
October 28, 2016

The Department of Health & Human Services has announced new targets for its National Action Plan to Prevent Health Care-Associated Infections: Road Map to Elimination. The new goals replaced previous targets established in 2013.

Huffington Post
October 18, 2016

The UK’s Chief Medical Officer Sally Davies recently described the world’s current capacity to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as a risk as ‘big as terrorism’.

AOL News
October 10, 2016

If the previous occupant of a hospital bed received antibiotics, the next patient who uses that bed may be at higher risk for a severe form of infectious diarrhea, according to a new study.

Becker’s Infection Control & Clinical Quality
September 30, 2016

Researchers at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom are examining the use of the nanopore MinION device, which can speed up detection of infections, including urinary tract infections.

The Consumerist
September 19, 2016

The overuse of antibiotics in human patients and farm animals has been linked to the development of so-called “superbugs” that are resistant to most traditional antibiotics.

Washington Post
June 29, 2016

U.S. health officials are warning hundreds of thousands of clinicians in hospitals around the country to be on the lookout for an emerging and highly drug-resistant type of yeast that is causing potentially fatal infections in hospitalized patients around the world.

Becker’s Infection Control & Clinical Quality
June 22, 2016

More than 49 patients and medical staff in a hospital in Saudi Arabia have been exposed to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, and the outbreak all stems back to a missed diagnosis, according to the World Health Organization.

WDNU
June 22, 2016

Clostridium difficile or C. diff is one of the most common hospital-acquired infections and one of the fastest growing superbugs, making it hard to fight with traditional antibiotics. Even when it’s treated, one in five patients ends up getting it again.

News-Medical
June 22, 2016

Previous studies have already shown that the surfaces of mobile phones harbour nosocomial bacteria.

Reuters
June 11, 2016

Scientists have found dangerous drug-resistant "super bacteria" off beaches in Rio de Janeiro that will host Olympic swimming events and in a lagoon where rowing and canoe athletes will compete when the Games start on Aug. 5.

Infection Control Today
June 7, 2016

When healthcare providers know they are being watched, they are twice as likely to comply with hand hygiene guidelines.

The Washington Post
June 6, 2016

The Post's Lena Sun visited Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, Md., where scientists identified a strain of bacteria resistant to the last-resort antibiotic, colistin. The bacteria was found in a Pennsylvania woman.

CNN
June 1, 2016

A baby girl with Zika virus-related microcephaly was born in New Jersey on Tuesday, hospital officials said. The mother is visiting the United States from Honduras and does not want to be identified.

New York Times
May 26, 2016

Infection Raises Specter of Superbugs Resistant to All Antibiotics

Becker’s Infection Control & Clinical Quality:
May 24, 2016

Probiotics could be the answer to preventing C. Difficile in hospitals

Health Facilities Management
May 17, 2016

Public health departments awarded funds to improve infection control coordination

Fierce Healthcare
May 12, 2016

Hand hygiene: Electronic monitoring tools just one element of compliance plans

Becker’s Infection Control & Clinical Quality
May 9, 2016

5 high-touch areas in the OR to include in cleaning protocols

Safety & Health Magazine
May 9, 2016

CDC introduces ‘Clean Hands Count’ campaign for health care workers

Facility Executive
May 5, 2016

Facility Management Critical To Infection Control

Becker’s Infection Control & Clinical Quality
April 28, 2016

Elizabethkingia detected in Wisconsin infant

Infection Control Today
April 28, 2016

Flu-Like Illness Now Below National Baseline for the First Time Since Late December

Becker's Hospital Review
April 20, 2016

CMS' 2016 IPPS proposed rule: 10 points to know

Infection Control Today
April 12, 2016

ICU Clinical Workstations May be an Overlooked Reservoir for Bacteria

CBS News
March 29, 2016

Questions remain over deadly mystery bacteria in Midwest      

www.cdc.gov
March 28, 2016

The HAI Progress Report shows that significant reductions were reported in 2012 for nearly all infections.

Infection Control Today
March 18, 2016

PDI, a leader in infection prevention products and solutions, today announced the launch of its second annual Delivering the Difference contest

McKnight's
March 4, 2016

Most who work on the inside would call long-term care laundry and housekeeping a dirty business. Government regulators and operators try to keep it clean while constantly struggling to balance the need for worker and patient safety against the realities of time and money.

BBC
March 4, 2016

Zika virus kills the type of tissue found in the developing brain, researchers have shown.

USA Today
March 3, 2016

The USA cut the rate of some health care-associated infections by 50% in recent years, but failed to make a dent in rates of other dangerous infections related to inpatient medical treatment.

Healthcare Purchasing News
March 1, 2016

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) account for a large portion of the harms caused by healthcare and are associated with high costs," stated a report by Zimlichman et al

Facility Care
February 25, 2016

How long does it take to clean a hospital room? The answer is not as straightforward as first appears.

U.S. News and World Report
February 17, 2016

Does Going to the Hospital Make You Sicker?

U.S. News and World Report
February 17, 2016

During a hospital stay, people usually hope to have a medical condition treated effectively so they can recover fully, go home and stay home. But it's not uncommon for a hospitalization to lead to a new health problem that's serious enough to require hospital readmission within 30 days.

Infection Control Today
February 9, 2016
Healthcare Facilities Today
February 8, 2016
CNN
February 4, 2016

When the World Health Organization declared a global health emergency on Monday, it didn't cite the Zika virus itself as the reason.

McKnight's Long Term Care
February 4, 2016

"Hand sanitizers won't get used if you don't make them ubiquitous and convenient — for staff, residents and visitors alike — in large gathering areas, hallways, dining rooms, private rooms, treatment rooms and nursing stations," Hudson Garrett, Ph.D., vice president of clinical affairs at PDI, urges. 

Healthcare Facilities Management
January 25, 2016
Health Day
January 8, 2016
Health Facilities Management
January 6, 2016

Moving to a coordinated infection prevention approach

The National Law Review
January 6, 2016

Government Cracks Down on Hospitals with High Rates of Complications

Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality
January 6, 2016
Infection Control Today
December 29, 2015

MRSA: The Superbug Poised to Cost Hospitals Super Sums

Infection Control Today
December 28, 2015

CDC Flu Update: Influenza A Viruses Continue to Predominate

US News & World Report
December 17, 2015

More Than Half of U.S. States Not Well Prepared for Disease Outbreaks: Study

Outpatient Surgery
December 14, 2015

Patients with Clostridium difficile infections cost more to treat, have longer hospital stays and are more frequently readmitted than those who don't, a new study suggests.

FierceHealthcare
December 11, 2015

C. difficile infections increase lengths of stay, costs

The Washington Post
December 4, 2015

Superbug known as ‘phantom menace’ on the rise in U.S.

USA Today
December 1, 2015

Infections, other health issues caused by hospitals are down, feds say

Infection Control Today
November 23, 2015

Variability in Barrier Precautions Use Raises Red Flag About Arterial Catheter Infection Risk

Becker's Hospital Review
November 19, 2015
Evidence-based strategies for elimination of CLABSIs
Health Facilities Management
November 19, 2015

Survey shows hospital staff are better trained to confront Ebola

Yahoo! News
November 19, 2015

New superbug resistant to last-line of antibiotics: study

Surgical Products
November 18, 2015

Technology Stops Infection in its Tracks: Surface Disinfection

Becker's Hospital Review
November 17, 2015

California adopts stringent Ebola protection rules

“The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced some of the nation's most stringent regulations to protect healthcare providers and workers who treat Ebola patients.

Infection Control Today
November 12, 2015

Private Hospital Rooms Cut Infection, Offset Building Costs

Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality
November 12, 2015

Hand Hygiene in 2015: 7 findings

FierceHealthcare
November 5, 2015

Hospital-acquired condition rates slowly falling, but work remains

Fierce Healthcare
November 3, 2015

Single patient rooms: Reduce hospital-acquired infections and care costs

Healthcare Facilities Today
October 28, 2015

Infographic addresses when to use bleach in healthcare facility

Infection Control Today
October 23, 2015

CDC Flu Update: Seasonal Influenza Activity is Low Across the United States

Infection Control Today
October 22, 2015

Fewer Patients Die at Fully Accredited Hospitals, Study Finds

Surgical Products
October 22, 2015

Prevent SSIs with Consistent Practices

The New Indian Express
October 21, 2015

Hand Hygiene Prevents Ailments

Healthcare Facilities Today
October 18, 2015

Strategies for Successful Collaboration Between Infection Prevention and Environmental Services to Target Zero HAIs

Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality
October 16, 2015

Infographic: To bleach or not to bleach?

Infection Control Today
October 6, 2015

Study Finds Healthcare Workers Frequently Contaminate Their Hands, Clothing in Removal of PPE

Healthcare Purchasing News
October 1, 2015

All eyes on hand hygiene

Healthcare Purchasing News
October 1, 2015

Equipping the infection-free facility

CDC's Safe Healthcare Blog
September 14, 2015

Strategies for Successful Collaboration Between Infection Prevention and Environmental Services to Target Zero HAIs

Infection Control Today
September 4, 2015

Hand Hygiene: EVS Personnel Play Key Role in Preventing Spread of Infection

Healio
September 1, 2015

Daily chlorhexidine bathing reduces rate of drug-resistant A. baumannii

USA Today
September 1, 2015

MRSA infections remain a back-to-school risk

Daily Local News: Consumer Reports
August 27, 2015

How your hospital can make you sick

New York Post
August 26, 2015

The killers that even top hospitals just wink at

News Medical
August 19, 2015

Contact precaution use needs to be individualized to fit hospital's specific needs and resources

NJ.com
August 17, 2015

Promoting patient safety during hospital stays: An interview with JFK Medical Center's Robert Bayly, MD

News Medical
August 12, 2015

Researchers discover way to prevent flu infection without any help from the virus

Infection Control Today
August 4, 2015

APIC Releases Manual for Construction and Renovation Projects in Healthcare Facilities

Healio
August 4, 2015

Compliance with infection control guidelines poor; worse in low-income countries

The Washington Post
August 3, 2015

Hospital-acquired infections kill tens of thousands of Americans every year

CBS News
July 29, 2015

The hospitals that do best and worst against superbugs

National Geographic
July 28, 2015

A Common Hospital Infection May be Coming To Us From Food

Infection Control Today
July 23, 2015

A Proper Plan: Tips for a Well-Run Healthcare Facility

McKnight's
July 17, 2015

Infection Prevention and Collaboration

Infection Control Today
July 13, 2015

Taking Central Line Infection Prevention to the Next Level

The Millstone News
July 13, 2015

Housekeeping Staff Essential to the Care Team

Healio
July 8, 2015

Hospitalwide Surveillance Reduces HAI Incidence

Fierce Healthcare
July 6, 2015

Hand-Hygiene Compliance Booster: On-the-Spot Intervention

The Atlantic
June 27, 2015

Antibiotic Resistance Is Everyone's Problem

Forbes
June 25, 2015

The Good News About Our Battle With Global Heath Threats From MERS, SARS, Ebola And The Flu

Infection Control Today
June 23, 2015

Hospital Infection Preventionists May Spend More Time Collecting Data than Protecting Patients

FierceHealthcare
June 12, 2015

Nearly 1 in 4 Hospitals Fail in Hand Hygiene

Reuters
June 12, 2015

Worst of MERS Outbreak May Be Over in South Korea

McKnight's
June 7, 2015

Infection Control: Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure

Infection Control Today
June 5, 2015

Method Reveals What Bacteria Sense in Their Surroundings

USA Today
June 4, 2015

MERS, SARS, Ebola: How dangerous are they?

USA Today
June 4, 2015

Flu shot only 19% effective this winter

The News-Press
May 29, 2015

Hospital Hand-Washing Rates Remain High

McKnight's
May 28, 2015

Nursing Home Caregivers Often MRSA Conduits

FierceHealthcare
May 20, 2015

Hospital Infection Control in the Era of Superbug Outbreaks

LA Times
May 15, 2015

Federal Panel Calls Medical Scopes Unsafe

Medscape
May 14, 2015

CDC Head Answers Your Questions on Antibiotic Resistance

LA Times
May 14, 2015

Hospitals Step up Search for Best Way to Clean Troubled Scopes

Infection Control Today
May 6, 2015

Reduce Splashes, Increase Infection Prevention

Surgical Products
May 1, 2015

How SSIs are Prevented

Infection Control Today
May 1, 2015

CDC Issues Alert on HIV and HCV Infections Among Persons Who Inject Drugs

U.S. News and World Report
April 29, 2015

Half of U.S. Hospitals Could Do More to Prevent Serious Infections, Study Finds

Infection Control Today
April 24, 2015

CDC Issues Update on H5 Viruses in the United States

Infection Control Today
April 10, 2015

New Guidance on Contact Precautions for Hospital Visitors

Heathleaders Media
April 8, 2015

C. Diff Infection Doubles Chances of Hospital Readmission

Popular Science
April 7, 2015

Healthcare-Associated Infections: Is Weather Partly To Blame?

General Surgery News
March 31, 2015

Nearly 500,000 Americans Had C. Difficile Infections in a Single Year

HealthDay
March 27, 2015

Hepatitis C Infections in Hospitals Show Need for Tight Infection Control Practices

Two cases of hepatitis C infection that occurred during routine surgeries highlight the need for hospitals to tighten infection control to prevent more transmissions.

NBC News
March 27, 2015

White House Antibiotic Plan Pushes Drugmakers, Hospitals to Fight Superbugs

The Town Talk
March 25, 2015

Doctor discusses ways to prevent hospital infections

Infection Control Today
March 24, 2015

CDC Offers Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP) Resources

Infection Control Today
March 24, 2015

CDC Offers Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP) Resources

Popular Science
March 18, 2015

Clostridium difficile Infections Are More Common In States With Fewer Hospitals Per Person

Infection Control Today
March 17, 2015

The Dissemination of Staph Infections in Hospitals

Becker's Healthcare
March 15, 2015

CDC to redouble efforts to combat C. diff

Infection Control Today
March 9, 2015

CDC Reports the Number of States with Widespread or High Flu Activity is Decreasing

FierceHealthcare
March 9, 2015

Should hospitals have to tell patients about superbugs?

Infection Control Today
March 9, 2015

First Look at Hospitalized Ebola Survivors' Immune Cells Could Guide Vaccine Design

Surgical Products
March 6, 2015

The Little Things That Kill … And Cure

Becker's Healthcare
February 26, 2015

Northside Hospital and PDI's team approach to elimination of HAIs

Infection Control Today
February 24, 2015

Simple Paper Strip Can Diagnose Ebola and Other Fevers Within 10 Minutes

Wall Street Journal
February 9, 2015

U.S. Measles Cases for 2015 Rise 18.6% Over Past Week

Occupational Health & Safety Online
February 1, 2015

Infection Prevention: The Role of Proper Hand Hygiene

Wall Street Journal Blog
January 29, 2015

Medicare’s Role in Health-Care Payment Reform

Juneau County Star-Times
January 28, 2015

Hand washing effective defense against colds, flu

Health IT Outcomes
January 26, 2015

Hospital Infection Control Still Not Good Enough

McKnight's
January 20, 2015

Flu now rampaging in long-term care facilities nationwide, officials confirm

Long-term care facilities across the country are being hit hard by the seasonal flu, due in part to a problem with this year's vaccine, federal officials stated late last week.

HealthLeaders Media
January 20, 2015

Infection Prevention Saves Lives and Money

Becker's Hospital Review
January 14, 2015

While CLABSI rates fall, other HAIs persist

Infection Control Today
January 11, 2015

Flu Activity Remains High, Likely to Continue

Becker's Hospital Review
January 8, 2015

Flu season on track to be one of the worst since 2008

Becker's Hospital Review
January 7, 2015

HAIs impact costs for cardiac surgery

ICT
December 4, 2014

Early Data Suggest Potentially Severe Flu Season

CBS News
December 2, 2014

U.S. hospitals making fewer deadly errors, study finds

ICT
November 20, 2014

Researchers Survey Hospital Managers on Strategies to Improve Hand Hygiene

ICT
November 10, 2014

In the Age of Ebola, Three Infection Control Considerations for Every Hospital

ICT
November 10, 2014

Horizontal versus Vertical: Two Approaches to HAI Prevention

Becker's Hospital Review
October 1, 2014

Increased monitoring, immediate feedback boost hand hygiene compliance, study finds

MedicalDaily.com
September 8, 2014

Virus Spreads Rapidly Within 2 To 4 Hours; How Disinfecting Wipes With Quaternary Ammonium Compounds Reduce Contamination By 80-99%

ICT
September 5, 2014

“An experiment done by researchers at the University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine found that the estimated hand hygiene rate was 7% higher (28% vs. 21%) when healthcare workers were in close proximity to their peers compared to the rate when healthcare workers were alone.”

McKnights.com
September 5, 2014

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology is reporting in their October 2014 issue that a large number of multi-drug resistant infections that develop in nursing homes come from acute care hospitals.

Becker's Hospital Review
September 4, 2014

CDC recognizes September as Sepsis Awareness Month

“CDC recognizes September as Sepsis Awareness Month and is working to raise awareness about the illness, prevent it as well as improve early detection and treatment.”

RDHMAG
August 25, 2014

MRSA and MSSA in the Dental Setting

ICT
August 20, 2014

APIC Issues Revised Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology

Fierce Health IT
August 4, 2014

Researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin found electronic reminders an effective way to get patients to adhere to a preadmission antiseptic showering regimen shown to help reduce risk of surgical site infections (SSIs).

Multiple
July 28, 2014

Should you “Fist Bump” Your Physician?

Becker's Hospital Review
June 25, 2014

Which Parts of the Hand do Clinicians Miss Most When Washing?

Becker's Hospital Review
June 13, 2014

SHEA, APIC, Joint Commission & Others Develop CLABSI Prevention Guidance

Becker's Hospital Review
June 4, 2014

CDC Investments in CLABSI Prevention Produce Substantial Benefits

CBS Local
May 13, 2014

Health Officials Confirm Second MERS Case in U.S.

Health officials have confirmed another case of the deadly MERS virus in the United States, this time in Florida.Earlier this month, the first U.S. case was detected in Indiana.

Becker's Hospital Review
May 8, 2014

SHEA: 8 Strategies for C. diff Infection Prevention

Becker's Hospital Review
April 28, 2014

Study: How Much Hand Disinfectant is Enough to be Effective?

Infection Control Today
April 23, 2014

Study Reports Germs Travel Farther Than Originally Thought

Becker's Hospital Review
April 16, 2014

Patient Safety Tool: "Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands" & "One Trillion Germs" CDC Hand Hygiene Posters Now in 6 Languages

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers free, downloadable resources for improving patient safety in healthcare organizations.

Infection Control Today
April 14, 2014

Ambulatory Surgical Site Infections: Following the Roadmap to Elimination

PR Newswire
April 4, 2014

Joint Commission International launches hand hygiene tool, helps hospitals reduce infections

Becker's Hospital Review
April 1, 2014

Many Hospital Infections Common Directly Outside Hospitals

www.usatoday.com
March 28, 2014

About one in 25 hospital patients in the U.S. pick up an infection during their care, according to a new estimate from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.