The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) held its 38th annual educational conference and international meeting in Baltimore, MD June 27th through the 29th 2011. This conference was one of the largest gatherings of infection preventionists in the world and is considered to be the premier educational opportunity for healthcare professionals responsible for infection prevention programs.
Translating Science—Sustainable Solutions was the theme for this year’s APIC. APIC featured 60+ educational sessions and cutting-edge workshops taught by industry experts. Standing room only was available in the lecture halls as leaders discussed real world solutions to the most challenging infection prevention issues.
In the exhibition hall, Vision-Sciences, along with over 200 other exhibitors, showcased technology and products that aid in the prevention of healthcare associated infections. Vision-Sciences showed its full line of advanced flexible endoscopes that utilize our pioneering EndoSheath® Technology. Vision-Sciences discussed with infection control practitioners from around the world why EndoSheath® Technology is not just a typical solution for the difficulties associated with cleaning and disinfection with conventional endoscopes.
The EndoSheath® Technology is designed to offer a strong, durable, proven effective microbial barrier; this is not just a simple cover. By providing a sterile barrier between the endoscope and patient, EndoSheath® Technology allows for less complicated cleaning and disinfection routines. All the difficult-to-clean endoscope components with EndoSheath® Technology are disposable, including: the barrier, the channels, the ports, and the seals. Clinically proven, EndoSheath® Technology allows for efficient, effective endoscope reprocessing in any setting.
Vision-Sciences has an entire page of its website devoted to infection control here.