Continuing in its mission to prevent hospital acquired infections (HAIs), Professional Disposables International, Inc. (PDI), will fund and collaborate with the following industry leaders; Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC), and Safe Care Campaign, an advocacy group, to create “The Champion’s Kit.” Focusing on infection prevention, the kit is a resource tool to assist the Infection Preventionist in educating the hospital/facility staff and C-Suite on proper infection prevention techniques and solutions. Educating these Champions of Infection Prevention will help the hospital/facility reach their goal of zero HAIs.

PDI Senior Director of Marketing Joann Reilly says, “We are happy to support APIC as PDI is committed to fighting the spread of deadly infections and reducing cross-contamination worldwide.” Included in the kit will be a quick start/facilitators guide for the Infection Preventionist, five motivational posters (English/Spanish), successful case studies on hand hygiene, surface disinfection and skin antisepsis, a resource guide and a motivational video from Safe Care Campaign founder Victoria Nahum, who lost a child from a hospital acquired infection. As part of the program, PDI will sponsor the initial run of 20,000 kits and distribute them at APIC 2009, June 6 – 11 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They will also be distributed to APIC members who do not attend APIC 2009 and healthcare executives at various speaking engagements.

This program is in addition to PDI’s ongoing infection prevention efforts. The company’s PIT Crew, or “Preventing Infections Together,” was introduced in 2007 and focuses on training healthcare workers in the latest products and infection prevention techniques on surface disinfection, hand hygiene and skin antisepsis.

For 30 years, PDI 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-Hands® 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. Professional Disposables International, Inc. is headquartered in Orangeburg, New York. For more information, visit www.pdipdi.com.