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October 7, 2015

PDI Introduces New Visual Resource for Proper Use of Surface Disinfecting Products in Healthcare Environments

Orangeburg, New York – October 7, 2015 -- PDI, a leader in infection prevention products and solutions, today released an infographic that highlights key challenges across various healthcare settings, as well as guidelines for selecting an appropriate disinfectant for the situation. This tool is part of a larger effort to raise awareness around steps hospitals can take to create efficiencies and lower healthcare-associated infections.

The visual guide emphasizes examples of how to use the right product, in the right place, at the right time. It also demonstrates how best to implement the company's complete surface wipe product line across an entire healthcare facility. With an abundance of variables and sensitivities in every healthcare setting, there is no one wipe for every situation. Additionally, bleach has a crucial but specific role in the mix; while not appropriate for facility-wide disinfection, bleach is trusted for disinfecting in critical circumstances.

"In today's healthcare environment, leadership is often faced with competing priorities," said Melanie Waddell, Senior Product Manager. "On one hand, facilities are encouraged to curb costs and streamline processes, but at the same time they must address the 1 in 25 patients who have at least one healthcare-associated infection on any given day. Following these suggested guidelines can help improve compliance and increase efficiency, which in turn supports better patient care and outcomes."

By spotlighting common healthcare settings, including patient rooms, operating rooms, oncology, isolation rooms and emergency rooms, the infographic specifically highlights the appropriate uses for Sani-Cloth® AF3, Sani-Cloth® Bleach and Super Sani-Cloth® Germicidal Disposable Wipes, the #1 disinfecting wipe in the U.S.

Download the infographic here

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PDI helps reduce preventable infections, control healthcare costs and, ultimately, save lives by delivering a broad range of evidence-based, market leading environmental hygiene and patient care solutions in the community and healthcare environments. For more information, visit PDIHC.com.