1. How is MRSA Spread in Hospitals?

    October 14, 2019

    One of the first “superbugs,” MRSA has been a major concern for hospitals for nearly 60 years. MRSA is a common bacterium that can cause deadly infections, but its antibiotic-resistant nature makes those infections difficult to treat — especially in healthcare environments with vulnerable patient populations. Thanks to better screening and prevention, hospital-acquired MRSA infections […]


  2. How to Prevent Staph Infection in Healthcare in 2019

    September 13, 2019

    If you work in healthcare, you already have a good idea of how to prevent staph infection, but is your organization doing enough to minimize the risks? Thanks to better screening and prevention protocols, staphylococcus aureus (staph) infection rates were on a steady decline in the US the last 15 years. Between 2005 and 2013, hospital-onset staph […]


  3. Contact Precautions are difficult for Nurses. Don’t despair – there’s hope.

    June 3, 2018

    Clean hands, don gloves, gown and mask.  Treat the patient. Discard gloves, gown and mask using correct process and sequence to avoid hand and clothing contamination. Exit room.  The same patient rings the call bell.  EXHALE.  Re-enter the room.  Repeat the procedure. Anyone experienced with contact precautions (isolation) understands the importance of preventing transmission.  Unfortunately, […]


  4. Adding Nasal Decolonization to Infection Prevention Bundles

    May 30, 2017

    Infection Prevention Bundles with Nasal DecolonizationA bundle approach has been used to support prevention of many types of healthcare associated infections including CLABSI, CAUTI, VAP, and SSI.  Over the past few years, nasal decolonization has been added as a bundle element with increasing frequency, to reduce the risk of all of these types of infections.  […]


  5. Update from Marshall Medical Center – Eliminating MRSA Contact Precautions

    February 3, 2017

    Marshall Medical Center, which includes Marshall Hospital, a fully accredited acute care facility with 113 beds located in Placerville and several outpatient facilities, adopted Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® as part of their screen and treat protocol in 2015.At the APIC 2016 conference, Nina Deatherage, BSN, RN, PHN, CIC, presented results of eliminating MRSA contact precautions at […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. Nozin® Pre-Op Pack – Nasal Decolonization without Antibiotics or Iodine

    August 30, 2016

    Reduce S. aureus nasal carriage 99%* day of surgery with the new Nozin® Pre-Op Pack.  Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® Antiseptic Preoperative Pack provides fast, effective reduction of nasal pathogens without antibiotics or iodine, resulting in better care for patients and lower costs for facilities.Research shows nasal decolonization is critical to reduce HAI.  Nasal Sanitizer® Nozaseptin® patented formulation […]


  10. 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 […]



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