X-STATIC® ANTIMICROBIAL TECHNOLOGY SUPPORTS INTERNATIONAL INFECTION PREVENTION WEEK

(SCRANTON, PA) – Noble Biomaterials, manufacturer of X-STATIC®antimicrobial technology for soft surface fabrics in healthcare, is joining the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) as a Champion for International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), October 14-20, 2012.  The week recognizes the efforts made toward reducing preventable infections in healthcare settings. Approximately 99,000 people die annually from healthcare associated infections (HAIs) in the United States[1] – more than breast cancer, diabetes, influenza and car accidents. Even so, there is comparatively little consumer awareness of these preventable conditions. X-STATIC aims to raise awareness about the spread of HAI-causing bacteria on soft surfaces – a missing piece of most infection prevention protocols today. Even though soft surface fabrics (privacy curtains, lab coats, scrubs, patient apparel and bed linens) constitute 90 percent of the patient environment, they are often overlooked in infection prevention protocols and largely missing in the industry guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Launched during IIPW and continued through November 16th, X-STATIC is asking infection preventionists to visit its Facebook page and fill out a short survey about current soft surface infection prevention activities in their facility. Participants will be entered in a sweepstakes for a chance to win an Encompass Performance RX® lab coat powered by X-STATIC technology. There will be one winner each day in honor of IIPW. Please click here to enter and for official sweepstakes rules. “We recognize the importance of infection prevention and the profound effect it can have on the safety of patients and healthcare staff as well as the economic welfare of healthcare facilities,” said...