PRLog - July 22, 2012 - WELLINGTON, Fla. -- Wellington FL. Mission Critical’s new Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Prevention video addresses UTI infections acquired in the home and in a healthcare setting. The educational DVD includes detailed prevention information in both English and Spanish, a hand hygiene demonstration, urinary catheter best practices for healthcare professionals and several self catheterization instructional animations.
The science tells us that 50% of all women will experience a UTI in their lifetime and once a women contracts her first infection, there is an 80% chance of getting a second UTI. The number of urinary tract infection contracted in the home each year is staggering but these infection numbers can be reduced through proper hygiene and prevention education. Decreasing infections translates into reduced antibiotic use, less pain and suffering, improved productivity and fewer doctor visits.
In the healthcare setting catheter acquired UTIs account for approximately 40 percent of all Hospital Acquired Infections. Worse yet, it is estimated that over half of urinary catheters are used unnecessarily and these urinary drainage systems are often reservoirs for dangerous multi-drug resistant bacteria such as MRSA. Healthcare acquired UTIs cost the U.S. healthcare system billions annually and have a surprisingly high fatality rate. Mission Critical Health found the global impact and fatality rates of UTIs too serious to ignore. “These new educational videos are driving attention to this global problem and delivering important prevention information”
Mission Critical Health’s 30 minute UTI prevention TV program will be broadcast nationwide on July 31st at 7:30pm EST (4:30 PST) and August 5th at 3:30pm EST (12:30pm PST) on the Dish Network, Direct TV and AT&T U-verse as well as regional broadcasts on networks such as Comcast and Time Warner, check your local listings for more details.
Mission Critical Health is working with several healthcare organizations to ensure this new educational resource is made available to healthcare facilities, clinics, physicians, nurses and patients. The UTI video will be available through the National Hispanic Medical Association NHMAMD.org, the Women’s Health Foundation WomensHealthFoundation.org, and several Primary Care Associations such as Illinois, California and Florida. Participating distributors can be located at the Mission Critical Health website.
Order your DVD today at www.MissionCriticalHealth.com or www.us.Coloplast.com/
This initiative was made possible through Unrestricted Educational Grants from:
Henkel, makers of Dial soap. With products from #1 doctor-recommended hand soaps to moisturizing hand sanitizers and body washes, Dial products help keep your skin clean, nourished and healthy. More information about Dial products is available at Dial’s consumer site: www.dialsoap.com and Dial’s professional site: www.dialhealthcare.com
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Coloplast is a global medical device company making life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs. We develop products and services that make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs. By working closely with the people who use our products, we create solutions that are sensitive to their special needs. For more information about Coloplast products or to request educational DVDs contact Coloplast at 1-888-726-7872 or visit www.us.Coloplast.com