1. Staph vs MMA: The Invisible Battle

    For Healthcare Professionals

    July 30, 2021

    Mixed martial artists aren’t averse to risk or to pain. Cuts, bruises, and occasional broken bones are the price they willingly pay for a sport they love. However, injuries aren’t the only concern in such a close-contact sport. In mixed martial arts (MMA), staph infections can often pose a greater threat. Even in the Ultimate […]

  2. 4 Tips You Need to Know to Plan a Healthy Summer Vacation in 2021

    July 13, 2021

    How to Plan a Healthy Summer Vacation in 2021 This summer is shaping up to be a hot season for travel. After a long hiatus, many Americans are ready to embrace the wanderlust. According to the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), 56% of Americans indicated they would be traveling for leisure during summer vacation […]

  3. Reducing Risk of Healthcare-Associated Infections

    For Healthcare Professionals

    May 24, 2021

    Mitigating Staphylococcus aureus colonization risk at a primary source Protecting patients from healthcare-associated infections (HAI) is a persistent challenge for healthcare professionals. According to a CDC study, about 4% of hospitalized patients develop at least one HAI[1]. Also called nosocomial infections, HAIs can have wide-ranging impacts, affecting everything from patient outcomes to hospital reputation and […]

  4. How to Stay Healthy on a Plane: What You Need to Know

    May 4, 2021

    8 Useful Tips for How to Stay Healthy on a Plane It is no secret traveling by plane can be a stressful experience — from packing and keeping up with flight times to dealing with long security lines. In the midst of it all, are travelers making sure they know how to stay healthy on […]

  5. Help Prevent Spread of Germs in 6 Effective Ways

    March 30, 2021

    Did you know that there can be more germs on your phone, keyboard, or remote control than on a toilet seat? Also, the most common ways germs spread include through our mouths and noses. Facts like these beg the question: How much do we know about how to effectively prevent the spread of germs? The […]

  6. Decolonize Your Nose: Help Protect Yourself and Others from Infection

    January 21, 2021

    Most people know that practicing good hand hygiene, such as washing or sanitizing the hands regularly, can help reduce the risk of infection. However, many are overlooking a key culprit in the spread of germs: the nose. Together with hand hygiene, decolonizing the nose is a simple step that can help prevent the spread of […]

  7. MRSA Statistics in Hospitals

    For Healthcare Professionals

    January 15, 2021

    MRSA Statistics: Incidence, Mortality, and Economic Cost Antibiotic resistance is a major public health concern. Typically, germs such as bacteria can be killed using antibiotics, but some strains develop the ability to evade this treatment, making them hard to kill. One of the most common and dangerous types of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus […]

  8. Why High-Touch Employees Should Decolonize Their Nose

    With the global focus set on public health and infection prevention, some employees may find themselves at a higher risk of exposure to germs. In particular, people who work in jobs that involve high levels of physical contact with others are more likely to be exposed to germs. Professionals who may need to take extra […]

  9. 7 Back-to-School Safety Tips for Students and Parents

    October 1, 2020

    As some schools gear up for in-person learning, many parents are concerned about the spread of harmful germs. This blog helps explain how germs spread and review some techniques to help reduce transmission, including hand washing and social distancing, and decolonizing the nose. Germ transmission can occur through several modes, such as [1]: Direct or […]

  10. Role of Nasal Decolonization in Preventing Secondary Infections

    September 18, 2020

    For Healthcare Professionals     What are secondary infections? Many different types of pathogens can cause infection, including viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Sometimes, getting one infection can lead to a weakening of the immune system or to damage to the respiratory tract, which can result in an increased risk of acquiring an additional infection, known […]

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