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Back To School and Back To Germs

Aug 28, 2019 11:00:00 AM posted in Infection Prevention

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The kids are going back to school! It’s an exhilarating time of year for parents – and a complicated one. You may be shedding a tear as you send your kids off to start another exciting year of living and learning. At the same time, though, you might be breathing a sigh of relief. After all, especially for those with younger kids, spending an entire summer operating at the energy level of an elementary schooler can make you look forward to those (still rare) afternoons of relative quiet. The last thing you want to wrangle with in September is a cold. What teachers and parents who have done a few rounds of the back to school season know though, and what the science backs up, is that students returning to the classroom encounter and spread bacteria and viruses.

Flesh Eating Bacteria: How You Can Keep Safe This Summer

Aug 14, 2019 10:00:00 AM posted in Infection Prevention

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A condition that sounds -- and looks – like something from a horror movie has been hitting the news again. Outbreaks of necrotizing fasciitis, referred to colloquially as "flesh-eating bacteria," have begun appearing at a higher rate according to a study discussed on Live Science, especially in New Jersey and Delaware. Even a slight uptick of such a dramatic and deadly condition in that area (five cases over the course of two summers as opposed to one case in the previous eight years) has made researchers take note. While rare, necrotizing fasciitis is alarming, so it’s not surprising that even publications like People have begun highlighting the impacts. 

The Nitrile Powder-Free CORE 3.5 Glove is a Star

Aug 7, 2019 3:00:00 PM posted in General Purpose Gloves

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Starfish are beautiful creatures with some truly amazing abilities. Starfish can regenerate lost arms, which is useful if  it is injured by a predator. It can lose an arm, escape, and grow a new arm later. Since most of their vital organs are located in their arms some species can even regenerate an entirely new sea star from just one arm and a portion of the star's central disc. It doesn’t happen overnight though, it takes about a year for an arm to grow back. This incredible and adaptable creature is the perfect representation for the Ventyv® Nitrile Powder-Free General Purpose Core 3.5 Gloves

Infection Control in a Pediatric Setting

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

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While raising, caring for, and guiding kids through life is rewarding like few other things may be, any parent or teacher will readily tell you that kids are germ factories. Babies drool. Toddlers gnaw on toys and plenty of other things not meant for mouths. Then they sneeze, cough and touch everything and everybody with hands covered with any number of things that should probably be washed off. This is part of being a kid (as are tummy aches, runny noses and so on). 

The Superbug Dilemma: 6 Statistics on Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Jul 10, 2019 10:00:00 AM posted in Infection Prevention

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There’s so much scary health-related news these days that it gets difficult to separate the serious concerns from the stuff the world will forget about in a week. When a report about something as ominous as "superbugs" hits the headlines, then, it sounds like it could be one more buzzword in the world’s blindingly-fast, clickbait-heavy news cycle. Superbugs are not clickbait, though. The danger is real.

This General Purpose Glove Is "Otter" Control

Jun 19, 2019 10:00:00 AM posted in General Purpose Gloves

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Otters have the thickest fur of any mammal. Some species have up to one million hairs per square inch. There are two layers of fur that are designed to trap air to keep the otters dry and warm and also help with buoyancy. This protective fur is why the otter is the perfect choice to represent our Nitrile Powder-Free Core 5.0 General Purpose Glove.