When running from patient to patient, it’s hard to always remember or find time to perform hand hygiene. But becoming more compliant could prevent 15% to 30% of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Keeping everyone safe requires all hands on deck!
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. Some people, including patients with certain comorbidities such as asthma, emphysema or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, are at higher risk for complications from Influenza. PDI is here with you every step of the way with updated information and customized solutions to help meet the specific needs for emergent pathogen or outbreak situations.
Outbreaks have been reported in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus. It can range from a mild illness to a severe illness, and although rare can cause death in some people. Learn how PDI can help!
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. From bedpans to patient bedsides, many hands come in contact with numerous surfaces throughout the day, increasing vulnerability to a plethora of bacteria. Without regular hand washing, sanitization and environmental awareness, the transfer of bacteria can put patients as risk. PDI has you covered!
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.
You can download this glossary that contains various words and acronyms used across many Healthcare Reform resources.
A checklist developed to assist you and your facility to continue to Be The Difference by organizing and understanding specific elements of Healthcare Reform.
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. While not appropriate for facility-wide disinfection, bleach is trusted for disinfecting in critical circumstances.
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
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. Use our Hot Spots Guide to help you identify those areas within your facility that need to be disinfected to help reduce the transmission of infection.