1. Antibiotic Stewardship Programs: A Multi-Modal Approach

    February 13, 2017

    Antibiotic Stewardship Programs: A Multi-Modal ApproachAntibiotic Stewardship Programs (ASP) are designed to optimize antibiotic utilization in order to reduce over-use, and the associated emergence of pathogen resistance. However, too often ASP programs are limited to review of appropriateness of antibiotics being administered. A multimodal approach could support more optimal antibiotic use.Rapid diagnostics: Transitioning from traditional […]


  2. Poster Abstract from ID Week 2016 – Reducing SSIR Rates with Nozin Nasal Sanitizer

    January 27, 2017

    Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington, Texas presented a poster at ID Week 2016: Pre- and Post-Operative Participation of Orthopedic Patients and Surgical Staff in a Novel Intervention to Reduce Staphylococcus aureus Infection.The premise of the poster abstract presentation was “overall reduction of potentially infectious bacteria in the immediate patient environment is critical to effective infection control […]


  3. From Infection Control Today: Nasal Decolonization and HAI Prevention – Applications & Evidence by Sue Barnes

    In an article by Sue Barnes, RN, CIC (the former national program leader for infection prevention at Kaiser Permanente) on Infection Control Today, she discusses nasal decolonization and hospital acquired infection prevention and lists out applications and evidence. Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® antiseptic was one of the products suggested to be considered for nasal decolonization as antimicrobial resistance […]


  4. Meet the Nozin Team at the OR Manager Conference – Booth 1137

    September 21, 2016

    The Nozin Team is looking forward to meeting OR Managers and Directors at the OR Manager Conference in Las Vegas! If you are at the conference, visit us at Booth 1137 to meet the team and try Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® for yourself.In the past few months. we have been connecting with nurses, managers, and directors via […]


  5. The Importance of Nasal Decolonization for Infection Control

    July 8, 2016

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, Hospital acquired infections (HAIs), including the infections caused by Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), are costing hospitals more than $30 billion per year. New federal health care rules are also reducing reimbursements to hospitals for HAI treatment.Studies show that nasal carriage plays a major role in HAI and Surgical […]


  6. Universal Versus Targeted Decolonization: Newer Strategies to Prevent Transmission

    April 20, 2016

    by Phenelle SegalDespite significant advances in the reduction of healthcare-associated methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the process for prevention of transmission remains tedious, time consuming, demanding of healthcare personnel, costly and, oftentimes, unsuccessful. The traditional approach to prevention of transmission of multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs) has included screening for colonization (e.g., MRSA screening of the […]


  7. Antimicrobial Stewardship Boosts Outcomes for MRSA

    April 14, 2016

    Daily monitoring of patients receiving antimicrobial injections targeting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is associated with improved clinical outcomes, according to a study published online in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. The study included daily reviews of prescriptions and the review occurred within 24 hours after initiation of therapy. The researchers found that implementation of daily review correlated […]


  8. Fewer than 1 in 5 nurses comply with guidelines for standard infection control precautions

    January 22, 2016

    Press Release from APIC – 1/20/2016Only 17.4 percent of ambulatory care nurses reported compliance in all nine standard precautions for infection prevention, according to a study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).Researchers from Northwell Health (formerly North Shore […]


  9. Joint Commission Launches Campaign to Reduce Readmissions via Speak up Campaign

    December 4, 2015

    The Joint Commission has developed two new resources to help healthcare providers in their efforts to reduce patient readmissions and improve the discharge process. The resources are a new Speak Up campaign for providers and organizations to educate patients, including an infographic, animated video and podcast; and a Quick Safety newsletter for healthcare professionals that […]


  10. Drug-Resistant Bacteria Carried by Nursing Home Residents is Focus of New Study – American Journal of Infection Control

    November 30, 2015

    Read the Full Study on American Journal of Infection ControlA Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital study found that a small percentage of nursing home patients carrying multidrug-resistant bacteria are admitted to hospitals without showing symptoms caused by the bacteria. The research – published in the American Journal of Infection Control – highlights the […]



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