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Healthcare-Associated Infections Beyond the ACA: Download the eBook Here

By CME Corp Staff on Sep 28, 2021 7:30:00 AM

Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) cost facilities billions of dollars and cause 99,000 deaths annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At CME Corp, we consider this trend to be nothing short of tragic, but we do have some answers.

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6 Unique Product Solutions for Your HAI Issues

By CME Corp Staff on Sep 7, 2021 2:11:00 PM

While preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) has always been a top priority for healthcare providers, the COVID-19 pandemic fueled a large jump in HAIs by fourth quarter of 2020.  While equipment such as ventilators and catheters are top of mind during infection prevention discussions, there are other product solutions that you may not have thought of.

Here are six unique product solutions that will help control environmental risk factors for HAI.

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Healthcare Dilemma: How to Effectively Disinfect Small Handheld Devices

By CME Corp Staff on Jul 29, 2021 11:54:49 AM

Everyone has heard how dirty our cellphones are, right? They are seven times dirtier than a toilet seat and, on average, a person touches their phone 2,600 times a day. When working in a healthcare setting, this becomes particularly problematic since healthcare workers also touch other small devices such as keyboards, tablets, stethoscopes, and badges all day long.

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Three Ways to Augment Your Hand Hygiene Program

By CME Corp Staff on May 5, 2021 10:27:45 AM

This week celebrates World Hand Hygiene! After the horror of dealing with coronavirus this past year, hand hygiene has been magnified worldwide. Everyone learned how to wash their hands efficiently and to wash OFTEN.

Along with good hand hygiene, healthcare systems are looking to enhance their infection prevention programs. They realize good hand hygiene is not enough when it comes to airborne transmissible viruses. Healthcare facilities had already begun to add UV-C technology and other innovative ways to augment the fight against Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), but COVID-19 accelerated these efforts.

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The War Against Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Includes Cellphones

By CME Corp Staff on Mar 14, 2019 10:46:14 AM

Today, 1 out of 25 hospital patients in the U.S. will contract a healthcare-associated infection (HAI). This rate of infection results in an alarming 90,000 deaths annually.

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Peer-Reviewed Study Shows 60% Reduction in HAI

By CME Corp Staff on Feb 15, 2018 10:00:00 AM

In a peer-reviewed study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, infection data from 12 months before and after the installation of the VidaShield infection prevention system in the special care unit (SCU) of a hospital in Kentucky was analyzed. Overall infection rates were reduced by 60% and the rates of common healthcare-associated infections like Clostridium difficile, CAUTIs and CLABSIs were reduced by more than 60%, despite no reported changes in the amount/type of cleaning done, the infection control protocol or reporting procedures. (depicted below)1  

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AMICO: DISPOSE OF HAI WITH THE LATEST IN MEDICAL SUCTION TECHNOLOGY

By Cindy Juhas on Oct 17, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Combating Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) is a multi-faceted effort that involves almost every aspect in each facility, from staff to equipment and policies and procedures. A CDC study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, regarding HAI found that 25.6 percent of all HAI occurrences were linked to contaminated medical devices.


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PEDIGO PRODUCTS: COPPER IS THE NEW GOLD STANDARD IN COMBATING HAI

By CME Corp Staff on Oct 3, 2017 10:00:00 AM

A retrospective study showed that Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) were the fifth-leading cause of death at U.S. acute care hospitals. With tens of thousands of deaths each year, HAI are no small matter, and while many hospitals are taking steps to prevent these deadly infections, the problem continues and patients remain at risk.

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CLOROX HEALTHCARE: SHINING A LIGHT TO REDUCE INFECTIONS

By CME Corp Staff on Sep 19, 2017 10:00:00 AM

One of the most effective ways to target healthcare-associated infections (HAI) is to go right to the source – the DNA and RNA of the actual organisms, themselves. Through new innovations in ultra-violet (UV) light technology, scientists have developed a proven method of harnessing these powerful rays and positioning them in healthcare facilities to save thousands of lives and billions of dollars at hospitals and medical clinics.

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