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Towelettes Offer Disinfection Plus Odor Control
Sporicidin Brand Pre-saturated Disin...fectant Towelettes offer hospital level dis...section, including tuberculocidal, vir...cidal, fungicidal, and bactericidal ...ctivity on environmental surfaces. The ... resaturated towelettes provide continu... us residual activity (bacteriostatic and ... jngistatic), including odor-causing ...rganisms, for more than 6 months on ...eated surfaces, in the presence of ade...uate moisture. The towelettes are rec...mmended for items that cannot be ...aaked including instruments, equipient, telephones, handles, counter tops,... ...rgical carts, wheelchairs, and toilet ...eats. The self-dispensing box contains ...5 individually packaged and pre-satu...ted towelettes.
For more information, contact Curtis ...ynch, MD, MPH, Medical Director, ...poricidin International, 12000 Old ...ieorgetown Road, Rockville, MD ...0852; 800-424-3733.
Health-Care Professionals Choose Handwashing Agents
Due to cost and space constraints, ...ealth-care professionals are often faced ...rith choosing either an antimicrobial or ...general purpose cleanser as the primary ...andwash for their facility. Many indi vid...ais would prefer to choose their hand...wash based on the type of patient care ...eing administered or on personal prefer...nce. The new ProCare TwinPak 1 000 mL ...and care system from Sani-Fresh lnter...ational, a unit of Scott Paper Company, ...ives health-care professionals that ...hoice by providing both an anti...microbial and general purpose cleanser ...n one dispenser.
The two cleansers available for the ProCare TwinPak are SpectraCare antimicrobial health-care personnel handwash natural soap, surfactants, and chloroxylerol (1%), allowing a broad range of microbial kill in 15 seconds; and Ultra-Kind extra gentle general purpose hand cleanser, an all-purpose cleanser enriched with emollients that leave skin soft and smooth. Because the ProCare TwinPak dispenser contains two 500 mL cartridges, one cartridge of each cleanser may be loaded into the dispenser. A switch on the front of the dispenser is used to select the cleansers.
In addition to offering a choice of handwashes, the ProCare TwinPak cartridge system does not provide a breeding ground for germs as do reservoir-type soap dispensers. A new pump is part of every refill cartridge, and each cartridge is hermetically sealed. Replacing a cartridge takes as little as 10 seconds and there is no messy bulk soap to spill.
For more information, contact Heidi Schachter, ProCare TwinPak, START, 2004 Sproul Road, Broomall, PA 19008; 800-322-2200.
Indwelling Urinary Catheter Holder Facilitates Patient Transfers
An indwelling urinary catheter holder that securely holds drainage tubing and prevents it from becoming dislodged during patient transfers is available from MC Johnson Co, Inc.
The Cath-Secure Indwelling Urinary Catheter Holder holds a catheter in place and lets the patient feel a warning tug on the leg before the tubing can accidently become pulled out and dislodged during transfer. Featuring a hook-and-loop tab extending from the center of a butterfly tape, Cath-Secure eliminates the need for constant retaping. Suitable for gastrostomy tubing, continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis tubing, leg bags, male catheters, jejunostomy, prostatectomy, and urinary diversion night drainage tubing, the Cath-Secure allows repeated opening and closing for simple treatments, changes, or irrigations and is designed to prevent the obstruction of urine flow.
For more information, contact Melissa Johnson, MC Johnson Co, Ine, 758 Main Street, Leominster, MA 01453; 508-534-8483.
Pictogram Labels Produced
The United States Pharmacopeia! Convention (USP) has licensed Pharmex, a label-maker for pharmacies, to introduce USP Pictogram Labels.
USP Pictograms are a standardized system of graphics developed to assist health-care professionals in communicating important information primarily to patients who cannot read or who experience difficulty in understanding English. Labels are available in two sizes and three color-coded series (warnings, cautions, and advisories). The bold label graphics are further reinforced with concisely written instructions producing a message that is easily understood by the patient. The 28 labels address a diversified range of information and are an economical means of communicating important patient information.
For more information, contact Ken Hankinson, PHARMEX, Director of Sales and Marketing, 1531 Airway Circle, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168; 800-233-0585.