ORANGEBURG, New York--PDI, a leader in infection prevention education and solutions, plans to launch a number of new initiatives June 8-10, 2013, at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology 2013 Annual Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.In addition to having a firsthand preview to new products, educational resources and tools, visitors to the PDI booth will have an opportunity to participate in the Hero For Zero commemorative campaign.
As a partner to infection preventionists, PDI recognizes the effort of these individuals to fight preventable infections daily. In 2013, PDI will show its appreciation at the APIC conference with the Hero for Zero movement. The campaign, honoring IPs and their commitment to saving lives, will give visitors to PDI's booth the opportunity to be featured in a commemorative photo. This will celebrating their pledge to Be the Difference every day. Visitors will pose individually, or with their peers, to be broadcast across PDI booth video screens to showcase these heroes to conference attendees. PDI will continue to honor guests with the Sixth Annual New York Cheesecake Extravaganza June 8, 2013, at the Harbor Beach Marriott. The customer appreciation event is one of the most popular at APIC, with more than 1,000 attending in 2012. Guests will indulge in a variety of decadent cheesecakes, as well as enjoy complimentary beverages, including wine and cordials. The Ocean Ballroom at the Marriot provides an atmosphere with a seaside setting and panoramic views where illusionist Ryan Oakes will perform. PDI’s commitment to providing ongoing training and education for infection prevention partners continues with the launch of the new PDI website, www.PDIBeTheDifference.com. The website features not only products, but also educational resources and tools catered to different practice areas. This includes acute care, long-term care, dental care, and alternate care. This latest development advances the company’s mission to help infection preventionists and other health-care professionals Be The Difference in the fight to help save lives by providing custom solutions based on the specific needs of a facility. PDI will also be host for an educational symposium at the convention center titled “Seize the Day: Putting Healthcare Reform at the Forefront of Your Infection Prevention Initiatives.” Mark Dixon, FACHE, MHA, and Denise Graham, BS, will discuss the “triple aim” of health-care reform and how to apply this knowledge to increase collaboration between infection prevention, quality, and C-suite colleagues. PDI plans to introduce a number of new environmental hygiene solutions designed to help address areas of the facility that are often overlooked. They include: * PDI Sani-Cloth AF3 Portable Pak. Sani-Cloth AF3 Germicidal Disposable Wipe, an alcohol and fragrance-free quaternary-based disinfectant, is available in a new portable pac. This is an innovation in packaging designed to keep disinfection of mobile equipment paramount and simplify disinfection. * PDI Sani-Cloth Bleach Extra Large (XL) Canister. Sani-Cloth Bleach Germicidal Disposable Wipe is available in a new extra-large canister. The new format features a 7.5- x 15-inch wipe that is unfolded, ready to use, and packaged in a 65-count container. Thus, it is suited for use in infection prevention and environmental Services. These wipes are intended for disinfecting high-risk areas endemic with clostridium difficile spores and norovirus. The company also plans to introduce several updates to its compliance accessories designed to reinforce proper product utilization. THey include: * PDI Sani-Cloth 3-in-1 Universal Sani-Bracket. Strategically placing the Sani-Bracket throughout areas of the facility helps make Sani-Cloth Germicidal Disposable Wipes easily accessible, promoting usage and reducing the risk of infection transmission. The company’s bracket system features informative stickers denoting product name and contact time in addition to the existing “Not for Use on Skin” precaution. This gives facilities the flexibility to customize brackets with the appropriate information, helping to aid in compliance. * Sani-Tag Equipment ID System. The Sani-Tag Equipment ID System includes color-coded stickers that can be adhered to equipment requiring a specific product for disinfection. This reduces the risk of staff confusion and cost associated with damaging equipment. PDI has updated the Sani-Tag Equipment ID system to include a prominent contact time button, another key aspect of surface disinfection that often needs reinforcement. For more information, visit www.PDIBeTheDifference.com. To comment on this topic, go to http://community.pennwelldentalgroup.com.