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2021 IAHCSMM Annual Conference & Expo: Boost Quality and Safety in SPD, OR & Beyond

Those who attend the 2021 IAHCSMM Annual Conference & Expo this October in Columbus, Ohio, will learn from some of the industry’s most renowned and respected experts in the field. Attendees will glean valuable information they can take back to their departments to drive better outcomes for their health care customers and patients who rely on clean, sterile and well-functioning instruments.

3 Questions to Help You Find the Right Anesthesia Machine for Your Facility

Before choosing a new anesthesia system for your practice, make sure you have a firm understanding of the features and specifications that will best suit your unique needs, making it a worthwhile investment for your facility.

Clarifying Scoring in Instrument Handling and Processing

As an infection preventionist (IP) working in the Standards Interpretation Group of the Joint Commission, an important function of my job is to answer infection prevention-related questions from health care organizations.

The Importance of Early Career Certification

In an increasingly demanding hiring market those now entering nursing, or committing to a specialty such as perioperative nursing, will maximize their opportunities with certification.

GP PRO and Mӧlnlycke Partner to Advance Hand Hygiene

GP PRO and Mӧlnlycke Partner to Advance Hand Hygiene

GP PRO, a division of Georgia-Pacific and provider of hygienic dispensing systems, and Mӧlnlycke, a medical products and solutions company, have announced a partnership to create a new hand hygiene standard in health care with the Hibiclens Antimicrobial Hand Soap System by GP PRO.

The Hibiclens Antimicrobial Hand Soap System by GP PRO combines the effectiveness of Hibiclens’ FDA-approved chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) four percent solution with GP PRO’s automated touchless hand soap dispenser. The result is a system that helps improve hand hygiene compliance across the health care environment, according to a news release.

Paulina Rodriguez, BSN, RN, an infection preventionist in Abilene, Texas, shared, “My nurses regularly use Hibiclens for hand washing because they know how effective it is at providing a deep and lasting clean, and they love how gentle it is on their skin. Making it available in a touchless dispenser at hand washing stations throughout the health care setting, in my opinion, will encourage heightened use, improved overall hand hygiene and reduced transmission of microorganisms. This is the kind of solution that has the potential to dramatically and positively impact hand hygiene compliance and influence a reduction in healthcare-associated infections.”

“Our partnership with Mölnlycke is significant because it opens the door for health care professionals in both critical and non-critical areas of patient care to more easily comply with hand hygiene guidelines and, as a result, positively impact patient outcomes,” said Eric Jungslager, vice president, healthcare, with GP PRO. “We are proud to work side-by-side with such a highly respected health care leader to help elevate hand hygiene in health care.”

According to Jason Liles, global marketing manager, antiseptics, with Mölnlycke, “GP PRO is a valuable partner in our quest to provide innovative solutions that allow health care professionals to deliver better patient care. With the GP PRO touchless dispenser, care providers have the opportunity to reap the benefits of Hibiclens throughout the continuum of care.”

The Hibiclens Antimicrobial Hand Soap System by GP PRO is scheduled for availability starting Q4 2021. To learn more, visit https://www.gppro.com/gp/industry/healthcare.

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