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Introducing Ventyv's All New Exam Gloves

Nov 26, 2019 10:53:22 AM posted in Exam Gloves

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Ventyv is proud to announce that we’ve expanded our outstanding lineup of exam gloves. These 4 products feature new colors and attributes to help you Outsmart Infection

What To Expect From the 2019 Flu Season

Nov 18, 2019 2:00:00 PM posted in Infection Prevention

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Things are getting increasingly festive this time of year, but something scary is looming… the flu. Last season, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported up to 42.9 million cases of flu and up to 61,200 flu deaths And that’s just from October 1, 2018, through May 4, 2019. This year, the CDC’s Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report for week 40 ending October 5, 2019 already attributes 5.0% of deaths to pneumonia and influenza — just 0.6% points below the epidemic threshold of 5.6%. 

A Sinking Feeling: Infection Risk in Shallow Sinks

Oct 16, 2019 10:00:00 AM posted in Infection Prevention

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In the world of infection control, new research is always appearing that surprises us with discoveries about diseases spreading through caregiver environments in ways no one would have considered. A spate of recent studies has done just that, demonstrating that despite the best efforts of the healthcare industry, everyone has been overlooking one simple source of infection risk right in front of us: the sink. Sinks, it seems, can sometimes undermine the most strict adherence to hand hygiene protocol; these necessary hand-hygiene helpers have doubled as secret infection vectors due to hidden design flaws. 

The 8 Core Practices of Infection Prevention

Oct 9, 2019 10:00:00 AM posted in Infection Prevention

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Even the most seasoned hospital staff can feel overwhelmed when attempting to wrap their minds around the vast complexity of an effective infection control strategy. Effective infection control is doable. It just requires meticulous planning. That’s why in 2017 the CDC provided guidance with a set of core practices  to act as a foundation for any infection control program. Here is a brief overview of those points and what they mean.

Making Infection Prevention Everyone's Responsibility

Sep 23, 2019 10:00:00 AM posted in Infection Prevention

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Breaking down institutional silos is a big topic of conversation in healthcare today, as caregivers, administrators and others recognize that when everyone works together outcomes improve. It is maybe a little ironic, then, that an area of healthcare often thought of as it is own "thing," infection prevention, is one where cooperation is most critical. Anyone can carry infection, so each individual in a hospital has a place in preventing infection’s spread. 

The Workhorse: Nitrile Powder-Free Core 3.0 Glove

Sep 4, 2019 10:00:00 AM posted in General Purpose Gloves

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Did you know Seahorses are the only fish species that can hold your hand! Talk about the perfect sea creature to represent a glove. Unlike most fish that use their tails for swimming, seahorses use their strong, curly tails to grab onto objects in their environment, like coral or seagrass. This magnificent and gripping sea creature is the perfect representation for the Ventyv® Nitrile Powder-Free General Purpose Core 3.0 Gloves