Nasal Decolonization with Nozin Nasal Sanitizer Pre-Op Pack – No Antibiotics – No Iodine

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 combines alcohol (62%) with moisturizing emollients and is clinically proven to achieve same day knockdown of S. aureus* without antibiotics.Nozin makes same day preoperative nasal decolonization safer and easier. Learn more about Pre-Operative Nasal [...] Read more »

Nasal Decolonization Improves Care and Costs in Infection Control

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 Site Infections (SSI) and that infection control protocols which include nasal decolonization reduced infections by 44%. Nasal decolonization is a promising opportunity for infection control and remains under-utilized. The nasal vestibule is a critical [...] Read more »

Universal Versus Targeted Decolonization: Newer Strategies to Prevent Transmission by Phenelle Segal

Despite 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 nares (either “whole-house” or high-risk patients)), rectal swabs for vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE), decolonization strategies particularly for MRSA, good hand hygiene and isolation precautions for all MDROs. Decolonization, whether targeted or universal, includes the use of a topical [...] Read more »

Emerging Strategies on Achieving Nasal Decolonization for Reducing Hospital Acquired Infections – White Paper available for download

Nasal decolonization is an important topic which is covered in the whitepaper “Emerging Strategies on Achieving Nasal Decolonization for Reducing Hospital Acquired Infections” (download here). Studies show that nasal carriage plays a major role in HAI and SSI and that infection control protocols which include nasal decolonization reduced infections by 44%. Nasal decolonization is a promising opportunity for infection control and remains under-utilized. Hand to nose contact occurs about every 4 minutes on average, often compromising hand hygiene and risking contamination. 80% of SSI pathogens’ DNA can be tracked to [...] Read more »