Infection Control & First Aid Blog

All Patients Deserve Standard Precautions

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/26/17 9:00 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Infection Control, Standards & Compliance

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These standard precautions start with the caregivers and protect both the patient and themselves. These standard precautions are used to prevent infections and transmission of illness.

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Infection Control Problems In Nursing Homes

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/2/17 8:45 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Infection Control, Infection Prevention

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In one facility, 59% of its residents tested positive for a bacterial infection. Yes, you read that right, more than half of the residents in a nursing home had an infection. A "significant presence" of multidrug-resistant bacteria, like E. coli, has been discovered among a quarter of nursing home residents, says a new study conducted by researchers at the Columbia University School of Nursing.

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Stop Being Reactive To Infection Control

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/4/17 8:45 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Infection Control

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Think about it, healthcare is waiting for people to get sick (or hurt) and then provide treatment. This is so costly and ineffective; the sitting, waiting and being reactive to conditions that could have otherwise been prevented. 

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5 Considerations When Choosing A Disinfectant

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/21/17 9:15 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Infection Control, Infection Prevention, Disinfectant

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If you are on the path of looking for a new supplier for your facilities disinfectant needs there are some considerations that you need to have. Your needs should be a good match for the solution that you will end up choosing. Your choice to switch could be to save some money in the budget, you are unhappy with your current disinfectant line, or you are just looking for a better product overall. Here are 5 things that you should consider when researching new disinfectant options.

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Which Body Fluids Are Infectious?

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/19/16 9:00 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Infection Control, Universal Precaution

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In order to fully understand infection control, you must first understand which body fluids are actually infectious. What first pops into many peoples minds is blood. Of course blood can be infectious, but it does not stop there.

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Did you know that cleaning is an investment?

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/4/16 4:24 PM / by Jill Tilton posted in Infection Control, ISSA

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It is an investment into your employee’s health

Sometimes you have to think about the numbers; well all the time if you are a business owner. You allot your employees sick time and personal days to use each year. But when your employees are sick and they have to take off work, it does cost you money in production dollars.

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APIC | New infographic on preventing infections in ambulatory surgery centers

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/13/16 4:24 PM / by Jill Tilton posted in Infection Control

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At the top of this infographic is what we at Safetec of America find to be incredibly important and work on each and every day. Hand Hygiene. Following the proper procedures for cleaning your hands is such an easy way to help prevent the spread of infection whether you are in an ambulatory surgery centers, working in a restaurant, or behind a computer.

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A Little Bit of Safetec Goes a Long Way

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/6/16 4:25 PM / by Jill Tilton posted in Infection Control, Safetec Products

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How to use our products to avoid getting sick

Where do you spend the majority of your time? Is it in the classroom, at home, or at the office? If the answer is any of the above three, Safetec of America can help! We have products to combat the common cold or the flu that it seems no one can make it through winter being unscathed.

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When I Drip, You Drip, We Drip

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/5/16 4:24 PM / by Jill Tilton posted in Infection Control, Safetec Products, Hand Sanitizer

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Your Guide to Automatic & Manual Hand Sanitizer Dispensers

When you are thinking about the best products for hand sanitation needs, the top product on your list should be the dispenser. There are generally two options for hand sanitizer dispensers: Automatic and Manual. Each has their selling points, and we will explain why you should opt to distribute them.

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What Is Red Z® Used for?

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/1/16 4:25 PM / by Jill Tilton posted in Infection Control, Safetec Products

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Red Z® Solidifier is one of our highest selling items and what actually put Safetec on the map in the late 1980’s. You see, in this time period, the AIDS Epidemic was nearing its peak and something had to be done. That is where Safetec entered the picture with Red Z®.

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