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SPRIXX INTRODUCES NEW HAND SANITIZER THAT YOU WEAR
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - June 4, 2003 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Sprixx (www.sprixx.com)
has announced the introduction of its new patented product line of personal hand
sanitizers that you wear. Clipped to belt or clothes, the dispensing systems
operate with one hand to make it possible for busy professionals to sanitize
hands anytime and anywhere. Unlike wall-mounted dispensers, Sprixx was designed
to become second nature by removing the extra time, trouble, and thought
required for hand sanitation. This allows workers to stay in their workflow,
save precious time, and maintain 100% hand hygiene compliance that was otherwise
The product rollout is being featured at the Association for Professionals in
Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) 2003 Educational Conference and
International Meeting in San Antonio, TX June 8 through 12.
There are three wearable hand sanitizer models in the Sprixx line. The stylish
Sprixxer XE looks like a beeper, comes in 5 colors, and takes an economical
replacement cartridge. The Sprixx HP is a holster with a 2.36 fl. oz. spray
bottle that is best for heavier use. The light, unobtrusive Sprixx LT is a
half-ounce spray bottle with a convenient, reusable clip. The alcohol sanitizer
is formulated for repeated professional use, has a light scent, uses the proven
germ-killing power of 63% ethyl alcohol, and includes protective emollients to
soothe hard working hands.
Invented by Ventura, CA physician James Villaveces, M.D., Sprixx has been in
development for two years. "Health care and other professionals need better
hand hygiene tools," says Dr. Villaveces. "Before now, achieving 100% hand
hygiene while meeting the real world demands on today's health care workers was
impossible. With Sprixx, hands will no longer be a part of the deadly chain of
Wearable dispensing is the next logical breakthrough in hand sanitation. In the
newly updated guidelines for hand hygiene in health care settings, the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends alcohol-based hand rubs as
the primary hand hygiene agent for the sake of time, hand health, and
effectiveness. The CDC guidelines go on to recommend making alcohol sanitizers
"readily accessible" and carrying individual pocket-sized containers. Wearable,
personal dispensing achieves the CDC's goal for accessibility.
"It has to always be within reach, super easy to use, and become second nature,"
explains Denise Bleak, Infection Control Disease Coordinator at Ventura County
Medical Center (VCMC). "Sprixx is a health care worker's friend because it
makes 100% hand hygiene possible and frees the workers' time and focus for other
things." Bleak and VCMC have been field-testing the Sprixx dispensers for more
than a year.
According to the CDC, nosocomial infection, infection contracted inside
hospitals, is the fourth leading cause of death - claiming 104,000 lives
annually - and hand hygiene is the number one line of defense. Twenty thousand
deaths annually are specifically attributed to hand-transmitted infection in
hospitals alone. That is more than HIV claims each year. "Hand hygiene must
evolve," explains Villaveces. "A wearable dispenser is a breakthrough in a
150-year old struggle."
The medical industry is the first rollout and target market for the Sprixx
product line. Other markets will be addressed, including long-term care,
childcare, emergency response, foodservice, airlines, travel, and other
APIC has more than 12,000 members who work mostly in hospitals and medical
centers. For more information about APIC visit http://www.apic.org or call
Sprixx is a DBA of Harbor Medical, Inc., of Santa Barbara, CA.
Source of news:
Sprixx, a DBA of Harbor Medical, Inc.
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