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Participate in an HSI Research Survey on IFUs

Participate in an HSI Research Survey on IFUs

This data will be instrumental in supporting necessary changes in the way manufacturer instructions for use (IFUs) are written and enforced. Your participation will contribute to our advocacy for critical changes that enhance clarity and effectiveness in healthcare practices. Take the survey now…

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Disinfectant Compatibility Testing Clarifies Need For Better IFUs

Disinfectant Compatibility Testing Clarifies Need For Better IFUs

In many cases, equipment damage or malfunction stems from disinfectant incompatibility or misuse. Failing to adhere to IFUs regarding concentration or contact time is often to blame. However, even strict adherence to IFUs may not prevent equipment damage due to disinfectant incompatibility. This puts healthcare facilities in a difficult position.

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Why Surface Materials Matter in Health Care Settings

Why Surface Materials Matter in Health Care Settings

A new eye-opening, peer-reviewed article in the American Society for Microbiology by HSI Executive Director Linda Lybert and HSI Scientific Advisory Board member Dr. Rodney Rohde: “A healing environment can’t be achieved unless it can be effectively cleaned and disinfected. So how do we move this needle?”

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It’s Time to Stop Ignoring the Root Causes That Support HAIs

It’s Time to Stop Ignoring the Root Causes That Support HAIs

Looking at recent headlines, the same old news is here again – HAIs and AMR are increasing and nothing new is being done. By failing to address the root causes, we hinder effective solutions to this problem. HSI has identified these issues and we are shining a spotlight on them!

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