Is hand sanitizer as effective as, or superior to, washing your hands the old fashioned way with soap and water? The answer to that popular question is: it depends. Let’s begin with clarifying the functionality of hand soap, compared to that of hand sanitizer. The primary purpose of hand soap is to remove germs and […]
The Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship, sponsored by B4 Brands, was founded in 2013 in loving memory of Barbara Rhomberg. The scholarship is awarded each year to five, non-traditional, fulltime students pursuing undergraduate degrees in nursing with future interest in K-12 school nursing or infection control. All scholarship winners receive a non-renewable scholarship of […]
Last week we attended the Iowa Infection Prevention and Control Conference in Des Moines. It is always a great experience to connect with Iowa’s exceptional infection control professionals in acute and non-acute care healthcare facilities. As always, the conference was beautifully run and the speakers and panelists were very impressive. At our booth, along with […]
Thank you to all those who helped us name our new hand hygiene characters. We received dozens of great, and very creative, suggestions. I’d like to introduce you to Fresh Freddy and Dirty Dex. These characters will be used to help educate elementary students about the importance of proper hand washing. Thank you!
We need help naming these characters for a series of hand hygiene lessons and activities that we are creating for elementary teachers and school nurses. We need you creative folks to “give us a hand”.
Touch-free dispensers, automatic dispensers, motion-activated dispensers, or whatever you want to call them, are becoming more and more popular for hand soaps and hand sanitizers in institutional settings. Touch-free dispensers are an important innovation in hand hygiene, but before you install touch-free dispensers, be sure that you’ve made plans to avoid common problems. We, at […]
Selecting a hand soap for your school should be a complicated decision. That may sound strange to you. Why should it be complicated? Unfortunately, many schools don’t make it complicated. Instead, they simply include their hand soaps in a massive bid with several vague specifications, like pink soap with cherry fragrance, and then pick the […]
Consumers often see and buy small hand sanitizer bottles at gas stations, grocery stores, and at mass merchants. Some bottles are really tiny, even .5 oz. What’s your favorite portable bottle size? I personally prefer a 4 oz bottle. Yes, it takes up more pocket or purse space, but it lasts a long time and […]
Customers often ask, “Which is better, gel or foam hand sanitizer?” The answer I generally give is answer, “Whichever type your healthcare workers, students, employees, or staff prefer and will use more often.” I would much prefer to give a direct answer, but the honest answer really is that it is a personal preference. We […]
A common struggle business managers have to deal with is illness in the workplace and employee absenteeism. When employees are sick or absent, productivity takes a hit, and that means bad news for the bottom line. There are many contributing factors when determining the cause of employee absenteeism such as employee attitude, job satisfaction and […]