Videos

"What’s new? Strategies for Healthcare Environment Infection Prevention" with Dr. William Rutala


Symposium presented by PDI at the APIC 2017 Conference.

Profend Nasal Decolonization In Service Video


For new hire training or yearly refresher education

The Importance of Nasal Decolonization


Did you know that surgical site infections (SSIs) make up 22% of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), and 80% of S. aureus SSI comes from the patient's own nasal flora? Learn more about the Importance of Nasal Decolonization. 

Introduction to Profend Nasal Decolonization Kit


Introduction to our Profend™ Nasal Decolonization Kit, our latest product addition to the Interventional Care portfolio.

Introducing ACCELOQUAT™ Formulation, powering Sani-Prime™ Disinfectants


A next generation proprietary blend of quaternary ammonium, isopropyl alcohol (IPA), and ethanol. This unique combination delivers SPEED and the POWER to destroy over 50 microorganisms, including 17 multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs) like MRSA, CRE, and VRE. 

The Prevantics® Difference: Financial Impact + Outcomes


Central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) make up 36% of excess cost in US hospitals.  CLABSIs also account for 1/3 of healthcare-associated infection (HAIs) related deaths. This video covers the impact of CLABSIs and how some facilities have been able to combat this challenge through the Prevantics® Difference. 

Prevantics® Device: Glo Germ Demo


This video demonstrates the importance of using Prevantics Device swab to “Scrub the Hub” instead of relying on  alcohol impregnated disinfecting caps before accessing the line. 

The Prevantics® Difference (Full Version)


Discover what goes into calculating a HAC score, the science behind Prevantics 3.15% CHG / 70 % IPA solution, and what the Prevantics Difference can do for your facility.  

The Prevantics® Difference: Science Behind CHG + Outcomes


Ever wonder what makes Prevantics solution so powerful? Learn the science behind Prevantics 3.15% CHG / 70% IPA solution and how it’s helped to reduce CLABSI’s in hospitals across the country.  

The Prevantics® Difference: HAC + SIR Score Explained


Learn what goes into the calculation of a HAC score and the financial impact a negative score can have on your facility. 

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?

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.

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.

Prevantics® Device Swab Training


For new hire training or yearly refresher education

Potential Sources of CLABSIs


Learn about the potential sources of CLABSIs

Prevantics® Swab Training


For new hire training or yearly refresher education

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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?

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?

Patient Hand Hygiene: The Daredevil Technique


Patient Hand Hygiene: What Are They Doing?

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. 

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever: CDC Guidance

About the transmission of the Ebola Virus Disease:

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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White Papers, Case Studies & More

Christina Ryan, DNP, MSN, RN. Blood cultures are the primary diagnostic procedure to identify bacteremia. Reduction of blood culture contamination prevents patients from receiving unnecessary medications (and additional diagnostic testing), prevents increased healthcare costs and extended hospital stays. In this study, alcohol prep pads were removed from the ED and replaced with CHG/ALC product with similar packaging to evaluate blood culture contamination rate reduction.

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Written by: William A. Rutala, Ph.D., M.P.H.  --  "Over the past decade, there is excellent evidence in the scientific literature that contaminated environmental surfaces in patient rooms and noncritical patient care items play an important role in the transmission of several key healthcare-associated pathogens including MRSA, VRE, Acinetobacter, norovirus, and Clostridium difficile. " 

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UNC Rex Healthcare: Central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI) events lead to increased complications, costs, morbidity and mortality. The abstract, which was presented at the Association for Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Conference in 2018, provides a review of CLABSI events at a large community hospital and the implementation of Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) to help prevent certain health care associated infections, including CLABSIs.

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A fundamental trheat to public health and healthcare: "Nightmare bacteria" refer to pathogens with the power to resist most antibiotics. 

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The abstract, which was presented at the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC) in 2017, examines the efficacy of 3.15% CHG / 70% IPA vs. 70% IPA alone for routine disinfection of needleless connectors on Central Venous Catheters. Results: Prevantics® Device Swab trial resulted in a statistically significant decline in CLABSIs among high-risk oncology patients.

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S. aureus has been a target for HAI reduction efforts and an important strategy for the prevention of serious staphylococcal infections is the elimination of S. aureus nasal carriage. For years, mupirocin (MO) has been the gold standard for nasal decolonization to combat SSIs and  control transmission of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA). However, widespread adoption of MO has led to mupirocin-resistant strains of S. aureus and treatment failures, prompting a shift to antiseptics such as povidone-iodine for HAI prevention and antibiotic stewardship efforts. The efficacy, safety, patient satisfaction and cost data on povidone-iodine is compelling and is a promising alternative to mupirocin.

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Hand hygiene for healthcare workers and staff plays an important role in the prevention of Clostridium difficile infection. But what about at the patient level? The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center conducted a study, addressing that very question. 

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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. 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.

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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!

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Needleless connectors have been used in US healthcare facilities for well over a decade & continue to be recognized portals of entry for microbial contamination that can lead to CLABSIs. Adoption of CHG/alcohol for needleless connector disinfection may well be key to reducing this rate of infection further.

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When it comes to preventing disease transmission in healthcare settings, surface disinfection is one of the most impactful tools in a facility’s arsenal. Product labels for EPA regulated disinfectants contain fundamental information for the user, such as key safety warnings and instructions for use. However, not all product labels are the same. Even products from the same manufacturer may feature different language and instructions for use. This inconsistency can lead to confusion and a lack of compliance, especially around contact time.

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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!

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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. We recognized the importance of initiating an intervention to provide a simple method for hand hygiene and improve the patient experience at the bedside.

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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! Perfect for engaging staff in International Infection Prevention Week as well as other industry events. 

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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!

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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. While not appropriate for facility-wide disinfection, bleach is trusted for disinfecting in critical circumstances.

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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. 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.

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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

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 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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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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