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Prevent the Spread of Norovirus

The following bulletin is from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) annual pre-Thanksgiving outreach, to educate the public about the hazards posed by the Norovirus germ. The illness is spread through cross contamination. This happens when a surface which has been contaminated by an infected individual is later touched by a healthy person who contracts…

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Are scrubs making sick patients sicker?

Traditional liquid disinfectants are not EPA approved for use on fabrics or other soft surfaces. The biostatic component in the Nano-Shield two stage system is EPA certified for laundry on its label. Treating fabrics of any kind with Nano-Shield will impart antimicrobial properties for 50 or more launderings. Treating scrubs and other healthcare uniforms not…

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Cold and Flu season in the workplace, gross habits foster transmission

The Nano-Shield antimicrobial system is a two step strategy for the prevention of the spread of illnesses due to cross contamination in business, medical, hospitality, school, and gym settings. The targeted surfaces are disinfected with a hospital grade disinfectant prior to being treated with a long term antimicrobial barrier which creates a hostile environment which…

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Workplace illness costs business $277 Billion annually according to report

The Nano-Shield antimicrobial system is a two step strategy for the prevention of the spread of illnesses due to cross contamination in business, medical, hospitality, school, and gym settings. The targeted surfaces are disinfected with a hospital grade disinfectant prior to being treated with a long term antimicrobial barrier which creates a hostile environment which…

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CDC guidance for recommended disinfectants and proceedures when Ebola is present

The Nano-Concepts 2 Stage antimicrobial system consists of a hospital/institutional grade disinfectant and a durable, long lasting antimicrobial surface coating. The disinfectant is included in the CDC list of recommended formulations. On August 1, 2014, CDC released guidance titled,”Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Hospitalized Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in U.S.…

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Hospital wheelchairs as vectors for disease transmission

From the November issue of American Journal of Infection Control. Wheelchair cleaning and disinfection in Canadian health care facilities: “That's wheelie gross!” Highlights •Health care staff are very concerned about inadequate wheelchair cleaning and disinfection. •Wheelchair cleaning and disinfection is not optimally performed at many health care facilities. •Most facilities lack clear policies and procedures…

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Selection of the Ideal Disinfectant, a checklist for hospitals

Selection of the Ideal Disinfectant by WA Rutala (from Infection Control Report, 2/21/14) Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) remain an important source of morbidity and mortality with an estimated 1.7 million infections and 99,000 deaths annually. A major source of nosocomial pathogens is thought to be the patient’s endogenous flora, but an estimated 20-40% of healthcare-associated infections…

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Antimicrobial Coatings Market Is Expected to Hit USD 3.3 Billion by 2018

Applied Nano Concepts is positioning itself to take advantage the market trend forecast by this global industry report. Press Release Antimicrobial Coatings Market Is Expected to Hit USD 3.3 Billion by 2018: Transparency Market Research Antimicrobial Coatings Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Growth And Forecast, 2012 - 2018 Albany, NY --…

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