PDI Celebrates the "Hero for Zero" at APIC 2013

Company Honors Infection Preventionists and Debuts Solutions-Based Corporate Website and Product Innovations

Jun 06, 2013, 10:35 ET from PDI

ORANGEBURG, N.Y., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PDI, leader in Infection Prevention education and solutions, will be launching a number of new initiatives at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) 2013 Annual Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL, June 8-10. In addition to having a first-hand 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.

Celebrating the Hero for Zero
As a partner to Infection Preventionists, PDI recognizes the unwavering effort of these individuals to fight preventable infections every day. This year, 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 booth the opportunity to be featured in a commemorative photo, celebrating their pledge to Be the Difference™ every day. Visitors will pose individually or with their peers to be broadcasted across the PDI booth video screens, showcasing these heroes to all conference attendees. 

PDI will continue to honor its guests with the Sixth Annual New York Cheesecake Extravaganza Saturday evening at the Harbor Beach Marriott. The customer appreciation event is one of the most popular at APIC, with over 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 the perfect atmosphere with a seaside setting and exquisite panoramic views, where back by popular demand, illusionist Ryan Oakes will mystify guests with his performance. 

On-going Support for Infection Prevention
PDI's commitment to providing ongoing training and education for its 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 including acute care, long term care, dental care and alternate care.  This latest development advances the company's mission to help Infection Preventionists and other healthcare 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 host 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 healthcare reform and how to apply this knowledge to increase collaboration between Infection Prevention, Quality and C-Suite colleagues.

Pioneering Infection Prevention Solutions
PDI will be introducing a number of new environmental hygiene solutions designed to help address areas of the facility that are often overlooked.

  • PDI® Sani-Cloth® AF3 Portable Pak. Sani-Cloth® AF3 Germicidal Disposable Wipe, an alcohol and fragrance free quaternary-based disinfectant, is now available in the new Portable Pak, an innovation in packaging designed to keep disinfection of mobile equipment top-of-mind and make disinfection on-the-go easier than ever.
  • PDI® Sani-Cloth® Bleach Extra Large (XL) Canister. Sani-Cloth® Bleach Germicidal Disposable Wipe is now available in a new extra-large canister. The new format features a 7.5 x 15-inch wipe which is unfolded, ready to use and packaged in a 65-count container, suited for use in Infection Prevention and Environmental Services. These wipes are ideal for disinfecting high-risk areas endemic with Clostridium difficile spores and Norovirus. 

The company is also introducing several updates to its compliance accessories designed to reinforce proper product utilization.

  • PDI® Sani-Cloth® 3-in-1 Universal Sani-Bracket™. Strategically placing the Sani-Bracket™ throughout all 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 unique bracket system now 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, reducing the risk of staff confusion and cost associated with damaging equipment.  PDI has updated the Sani-Tag™ Equipment ID system to now include a prominent contact time button, another key aspect of surface disinfection that often needs reinforcement.

About PDI
PDI helps reduce preventable infections, control healthcare costs, and ultimately help save lives by delivering a broad range of evidence-based, market leading environmental hygiene and patient care solutions.  PDI's expertise in making a difference in the community and healthcare environments extends throughout the United States and worldwide. www.PDIBeTheDifference.com