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Preventing Infections Together

Leading Manufacturer of Disinfecting Hand and Surface Products Introduces Major Initiative to Reduce HAIs

PDI®, the leader in wet wipe infection prevention, education and patient care, has announced the formation of a new program aimed at assisting hospitals to comply with hand and surface sanitization in an effort to reduce the spread of healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs).

The PDI PIT Crew, short for, “Preventing Infections Together,” was introduced at the 2007 34th Annual Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Conference in San Jose, California, June 24-28. “We’re excited about PDI’s role in helping to make hospitals a safer place,” says Joann Reilly, Director of Marketing for PDI, a Division of Nice-Pak, Inc. “It underscores our company’s commitment to a safer healthcare environment by continually developing new applications and products.”

The program takes a multidisciplinary approach to preventing infections in hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities. At each location, PDI will work with staff members to educate and train employees in the latest products and techniques in infection prevention, disinfection, hand hygiene and skin antisepsis.

“’PIT’ is not just about infection control,” says Reilly. “It takes into consideration that successful prevention techniques must be a component of every employee’s training, from physicians to respiratory therapists and ICU patient care technicians. We will give the facilities with which we do business all the tools and training they need to be successful.”

The PIT Crew program works by assigning a PIT Crew Captain at each location who will facilitate training. PDI will provide the tools and educational materials needed. A basic overview of the program are available by logging on to www.pdipdi.com.

For 30 years, Professional Disposables International, Inc. has pioneered the development, testing, manufacturing and marketing of pre-moistened wipes as the optimum delivery system for skin antisepsis, hand hygiene, patient and surface care. With trusted brands including Sani-Cloth®, Sani-Dex® ALC, Sani-Hands® for Kids, Hygea® and Chlorascrub™, PDI serves the healthcare market through hospitals, physician and dental offices, emergency medical services, long-term care, schools and a variety of other healthcare facilities. PDI is headquartered in Orangeburg, New York. For more information, visit www.pdipdi.com.

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