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Mission: To provide infection prevention and safety products that protect clinicians, patients, and the practice.


Palmero Healthcare Exclusives



  December Awareness Month: National Hand Hygiene Awareness
Hand-washing is extremely important as it can prevent and protect your patients from fatal infections.Practicing proper hand-washing routines can help reduce spreading infectious germs such as: bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
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  Hand Hygiene: Does It Really Work?
Evelyn Cook, RN, CIC, Associate Director
Many factors contribute to healthcare associated infections and adverse outcomes for patients and/ or healthcare personnel. Multiple interventions, including improved hand hygiene compliance, occur simultaneously in an effort to reduce/prevent the risk of these events. Therefore, the association between improved hand hygiene compliance and a reduction in adverse events, including infections may be difficult to prove.
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  Effective Use of Surface Disinfectants
Mary Govoni, MBA, BS Allied Health Education, AS Dental Hygiene, AS Dental Assisting
Infection prevention guidelines and recommended protocols can be confusing, especially regarding the use of surface disinfectants. Since incorrect use of surface disinfectants can lead to an infectious disease transmission in a health care or other facility, it is important that all employees understand the science as well as the regulations behind environmental asepsis.
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  Palmero Product Focus
Check out Palmero's December products! Our DisCide® Effect is a professional hand soap containing aloe vera, vitamin E, and fresh almond scent to promote healthy skin and staff compliance. DisCide® XRA is a hand sanitizing wipe containing fresh wintergreen fragrance and aloe and vitamin E to sooth and moisturize the skin. With intermediate level DisCide® Ultra, our surface disinfectant and decontaminant cleaner, you can accelerate the way you disinfect clinical settings in just 60 seconds!  READ MORE ›


  Q4 National Promotions
Do you know what promotions Palmero Healthcare is hosting for the fourth quarter of 2018? Learn about the promotions by clicking the image. Or, for more information, visit palmerohealth.com, call 800.344.6424 or email customerservice@palmerohealth.com.  READ MORE ›


  Take the Webinar - Safety First! Protect Yourself, Your Patients and Your Practice and Earn 1 CEU
Earn 1 CEU Credit by attending this webinar — Register here!
Dental professionals and patients not only need protection from exposure to blood, saliva and airborne pathogens. They need protection from particles from dental materials that may splatter or become airborne. This webinar will discuss updates in CDC, OSHA and OSAP guidelines and offer practical solutions for eye wear, face shields and radiation safety.
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Industry News



  Hand Hygiene for the Dental Team
Are you and your staff engaged in best practices with hand washing? Do you need to train new staff on how to wash their hands properly? Good hand washing is a simple yet effective way to prevent the spread of germs between patients and dental professionals.  READ MORE ›


  Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives
Handwashing can help prevent illness. It involves five simple and effective steps (Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry) you can take to reduce the spread of diarrheal and respiratory illness so you can stay healthy. Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others.  READ MORE ›


  Cleaning & Disinfecting Environmental Surfaces
Cleaning is the necessary first step of any disinfection process. Cleaning removes organic matter, salts, and visible soils, all of which interfere with microbial inactivation. The physical action of scrubbing with detergents and surfactants and rinsing with water removes substantial numbers of microorganisms. If a surface is not cleaned first, the success of the disinfection process can be compromised. Removal of all visible blood and inorganic and organic matter can be as critical as the germicidal activity of the disinfecting agent.  READ MORE ›


  OSAP Provides Clinical Contact Surface Disinfectant Resources - 2018 Toolkit
Clinical contact surfaces are directly touched by contaminated instruments, devices, hands, or gloves. Examples of clinical contact surfaces include light handles, switches, reusable containers of dental materials, countertops, and telephone handles. Use barriers to protect these surfaces from contamination during treatment, or clean and disinfect them between patients.  READ MORE ›


  OSAP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Dental Infection Control
Infection control procedures are precautions taken in health care settings to prevent the spread of disease. Check out these frequently asked questions on dental infection control.  READ MORE ›
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