1. Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections

    May 24, 2021

    Mitigating Staphylococcus aureus risk at the source Protecting patients from healthcare-associated infections (HAI) is a persistent challenge. 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 loss of revenue. Although HAIs […]


  2. 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 […]


  3. 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 […]


  4. Sanitize 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, sanitizing the nose is a simple step than can help prevent the spread of germs and enhance overall health.  The moist, hairy skin inside the nostrils is the perfect environment for potentially dangerous germs to grow […]


  5. Why High-Touch Employees Should Sanitize Their Nose

    January 15, 2021

    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 […]


  6. Role of Nasal Decolonization in Preventing Secondary Infections

    September 18, 2020

    For Healthcare Professionals 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 as a secondary infection.   What […]


  7. Staph Infections in Hockey

    September 1, 2020

    Athletes work hard, play hard, and their training facilities and locker rooms often show it. One might expect to see sweaty equipment, damp towels, and scattered personal hygiene products throughout. These are ideal environments for bacterial growth which can put athletes at increased risk of infection by potentially dangerous pathogens, like Staphylococcus aureus. Staphylococcus aureus, […]


  8. Why Nasal Decolonization is Needed for Infection Prevention in 2020

    March 11, 2020

    Ever since Ignaz Semmelweis’s discovery, in 1847, that handwashing with a chlorine solution significantly reduced maternal mortality, the medical profession has been making incremental strides in the theory of infection prevention1. In the 20th century, the focus was on pathogen vectors; sanitizing and sterilizing contaminated surfaces, blocking airborne transmission, and handwashing were instrumental in reducing […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. 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 […]



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