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Medtronic Receives FDA Approval for Pipeline Flex Embolization Device with Shield Technology

Medtronic plc announced it has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Pipeline Flex Embolization Device with Shield Technology.

CBET Announces Purdue Partnership at MD Expo

Purdue University is pairing its online courses to prepare health care professionals for the Certified Registered Central Service Technician exam with an externship program that gets them the 400 hours of experiential learning they must have to take the exam and become certified.

Avidicare Launches Opragon in a Box

Opragon In a Box is an all-in-one health care ventilation system that creates an ultra-clean zone for infection sensitive surgery.

EarthSafe Launches EvaClean Disposable Surface Disinfection Wipes

EarthSafe has enhanced its end-to-end infection prevention solution with the addition of the EvaClean Dry Wipes System.

Children’s Hospital Introduces Technology to Combat HAIs

There is a large variation in hospital infection rates across the UK, with the worst performers having more than 5 times the number of cases than the best performing hospitals.

As part of their ongoing effort to combat HCAIs, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH) recently added the Surfacide Helios Ultraviolet C (UV-C) Disinfection System to its cleaning protocol. The Helios system is a triple-emitter UV-C hard surface disinfection system that eradicates multi-drug resistant organisms in the patient environment.

RMCH is the very first hospital within the NHS and the UK turning to UV-C technology as a complement to traditional cleaning methods. The hospital will be deploying four UV-C disinfection systems (12 emitters) throughout the hospital to protect patients and staff. This UV-C system uses three light emitting towers to safely and effectively disinfect all areas of a hospital room including tough to reach areas like bathrooms.

RMCH conducted an independent pilot study using the UV-C disinfection system in the hospital’s oncology/hematology unit. The eight-month independent study compared standard cleaning protocols alone to those including Surfacide Helios UV-C Disinfection. The result was an 83.7 percent decrease in contaminated sites and a 43 percent decrease in HAIs when the Helios system was introduced into the patient environment along with standard cleaning procedures. The Helios system was effective at reducing and eliminating a variety of drug-resistant microorganisms and has been shown to eradicate multi-drug resistant organisms, including C.Diff, MRSA, VRE, CRE and Acinetobacter.

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