At the recent Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Conference, PDI unveiled three new products. Prevantics® Device Swab & Strip (B123ST and B19600) is now available for the disinfection of blood culture tops. As the most widely used diagnostic tool for the detection of bacteremia and fungemia, blood cultures are essential to diagnosing the cause of bloodstream infections and sepsis. PDI has also received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to change their Prevantics skin swab sticks and maxi swab sticks to a 30-second scrub and a 30-second dry time.
Profend® Nasal Decolonization Kit is another recent addition to the PDI portfolio, which includes pre-saturated swab sticks with 10 percent Povidone-iodine (PI) that delivers efficacy quickly against leading risk factors for SSI’s, S. aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) in patients’ noses, without the risk.
Sani-Prime™ disinfectants powered by ACCELOQUAT™ formulation was also introduced. The proprietary blend of quaternary ammonium, isopropyl alcohol, and ethanol has proven efficacy against 54 microorganisms in one-minute, including 17 multi-drug resistant organisms, such as MRSA, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE).
From: PDI, Orangeburg, New York; pdihc.com.