Thursday, October 31, 2013

Antimicrobial Cards and Badges to Attend the 118th AMSUS Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington

Lisa Holmes, patent holder for antimicrobial cards and badges will be attending the 118th AMSUS Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington on November 4th and November 5th. On November 5th, Lisa will be presenting a continuing education session on “Controlling Transmission of Bacteria on Healthcare Identification Badges for Healthcare Workers, Visitor and Patients”, from 4 pm to 6 pm. Medical professionals will receive continuing medical education credits for attending the presentation.  “I am honored to provide the most up-to-date information on badge infection control issues, and to be available to the federal medical community at the exhibit hall to discuss solutions in physician staffing,” said Lisa Holmes. The vision of the 118th AMSUS Continuing Education Meeting is to serve as an educational venue bringing together professionals representing the full spectrum of military and federal healthcare professionals to support clinicians in their pursuit of maintaining their specialty certification and/or license practice.   If you will be attending the event, please stop by and say ‘Hello’ to Lisa at booth #728.  To find out more about the 118th AMSUS Annual meeting visit the AMSUS website.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Quarter of people have fecal bacteria on hands, says study

A quarter of people have fecal bacteria on their hands and 11% of hands carry more germs than a dirty toilet, a new survey has shown.

Don't forget to wash your hands!

Fecal bacteria on 26% of hands
Such a high percentage is a particular problem in the food sector, where hygiene and biosecurity are vital to businesses.

The research was carried out by experts at Queen Mary University of London and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. It was discovered that 26% of hands, 14% of bills and 10% of credit cards in the tested positive for fecal bacteria.

Too few people are washing their hands properly, marketing director Lee Wright of the hand sanitizing company Slingsby said. “According to the UN hand washing could save a million lives a year globally and is the most cost-effective intervention to prevent the spread of disease.”

He added that by implementing adequate hand washing facilities, examples can be set. “Signs in bathrooms reminding people about the importance of washing their hands are also proven to improve hygiene.”

07 June, 2013

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