Global Handwashing Day is October 15

Global Handwashing Day is an annual global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. Celebrated annually on October 15, Global Handwashing Day was founded by the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing, and is an opportunity to design, test, and replicate creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands with soap at critical times. Global Handwashing Day is designed to: Foster and support a global and local culture of [...] Read more »

Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® Antiseptic Reduces Risk & Cost Associated with MRSA at California Hospital

California Hospital Reports Improved Care and Lower Infection Control Costs after adopting Nonantibiotic Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® Antiseptic Marshall Medical Center, a nonprofit, independent health provider in El Dorado County, California, has adopted Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® antiseptic to reduce the risk of infection while improving quality of care, increasing patient satisfaction and eliminating a major category of costly contact precautions. 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 [...] Read more »

What Healthcare Workers & Patients Need to Know about Staph Aureus & Hospital Acquired Infections

For Healthcare Workers and Patients - Staph aureus and Hospital Acquired Infections Nozin Nasal Sanitizer

  Approximately 30% of the population carry the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus in their noses. The Staph aureus residing in these nasal reservoirs can be a source for hospital acquired infections (HAIs). While Staph is not normally a problem in healthy individuals, those who are in hospitals are at a higher risk of acquiring a serious or even fatal Staph aureus infection. Patients with open wounds, weakened immune systems and with chronic conditions like diabetes, cancer, vascular disease, eczema, and lung disease are particularly vulnerable to Staph infections. These infections may be spread by touch: skin to [...] Read more »

The Importance of the Medical University of South Carolina Study on Nozin Nasal Sanitizer for Infection Control

The Importance of the Medical University Study on Nozin Nasal Sanitizer for Infection Control Nozin Blog

“We were open-minded and wanted to come up with a hypothesis to determine whether or not a low-cost intervention could reduce staph carriage…it worked,” said Shaun Nguyen, M.D., about Nozin Nasal Sanitizer. “This is a low-cost intervention that potentially can impact patients’ health in a significant way,” In a double-blind, placebo controlled, independent clinical study by investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina, Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® antiseptic was effective in significantly reducing Staph aureus nasal carriage in health care providers (HCPs).  The results demonstrate that the administration of this nonantibiotic [...] Read more »