Diligent Defense Against Disease

Categories: Articles & Healthcare October 15, 2018

PDI Healthcare’s Profend® Nasal Decolonization Kit was featured on the Healthcare Purchasing News website in an article which discussed ways to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).


Diligent Defense Against Disease

Healthcare Purchasing News (hpnonline.com)

Author: Valerie J. Dimond

Excerpt:

Profend Nasal Decolonization Kit from PDI aims to address those issues. “In a product study, the Profend product was found to kill 99.9 percent of S. aureus bacteria after one application, where a similar product only killed 82 percent of the bacteria after three applications,” said Kelleher. “A clinician study of the Profend product found that more than 90 percent of clinicians preferred the Profend product to other nasal PVP-iodine products, highlighting its easy, mess-free application and intuitive design as core competencies that would ultimately increase the likelihood of compliance.” Bacterial colonization in the nose is also a growing concern among clinicians looking for ways to defend against microbes, particularly since the anterior nares are the primary reservoir for S. aureus carriage. “Up to 30 percent of healthy adults are nasally colonized, and with at least 42 percent of S. aureus bacteria resistant to Methicillin, nasal decolonization has proven a significant part of infection control and prevention programs,” said Paul Kelleher, Senior Product Manager, Interventional Care, PDI. “However, compliance has proved to be an issue, because of negative patient experiences, complicated and messy applications and continued reliance on antibiotics.”

Profend Nasal Decolonization Kit from PDI aims to address those issues. “In a product study, the Profend product was found to kill 99.9 percent of S. aureus bacteria after one application, where a similar product only killed 82 percent of the bacteria after three applications,” said Kelleher. “A clinician study of the Profend product found that more than 90 percent of clinicians preferred the Profend product to other nasal PVP-iodine products, highlighting its easy, mess-free application and intuitive design as core competencies that would ultimately increase the likelihood of compliance.”

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