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Antibacterial Soaps: Not Worth the Risk

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently took a strong stance on antibacterial soap. Under a proposed rule released in December 2013, the agency will require manufacturers to prove that anti-bacterial soaps are safe and more effective than plain soap and water. Products that are not shown to be safe and effective by late 2016 […]

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Hand Washing Ideas for Kids

Helpful Hand Washing Tips for Your Kids to Try Keeping 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.  However, without using proper hand hygiene, your hands will not be clean and germ-free. The most common mistake with hand […]

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The Facts About Hand Washing and Hand Hygiene

In 1847, a Hungarian obstetrician by the name of Ignaz P. Semmelweiss showed that hand washing greatly reduced infections in newborns. Dr. Semmelweiss attempted to promote hand washing and cleanliness among his colleagues, who were so offended that they committed him to an insane asylum. That was 150 years ago and times have changed. Semmelweiss’s […]

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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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