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Latex vs Nitrile vs Vinyl Gloves…Which to Choose?

Disposable medical exam gloves

When deciding between latex, nitrile and vinyl gloves…it can be a little confusing trying to determine which type of glove is the ideal choice.    Let’s take a closer look at the attributes and benefits of each type of glove. Latex Gloves Latex gloves are natural material, made out of rubber.  They are a popular choice […]

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How to Wash Your Hands Correctly

Keeping your hands clean through the use of proper hand hygiene is the most important step you can take to avoid illness and spreading germs to others. Germs can be picked up through coming into contact with any common surface, such as counter tops, desks, keyboards, animals, even other people. These germs can enter the […]

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Announcing the Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship

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 […]

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Hand Hygiene Compliance Buttons – Inspire Your Staff!

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 […]

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Hand Hygiene Characters – Fresh Freddy and Dirty Dex

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!

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Positive and Negative Aspects of Touch-Free Hand Soap and Sanitizer Dispensers: Plan Before Purchase

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 […]

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What’s the best portable size of hand sanitizer?

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 […]

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