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  • Candida Auris- a deadly, emerging threat

    In recent years, healthcare professionals across the United States have been increasingly concerned about the rise of Candida auris, a multidrug-resistant fungus that poses a serious threat to public health. While Candida auris may not yet be a household name like other infectious diseases, its impact is significant and growing. What is Candida Auris? Candida auris is a species of yeast that can cause severe infections, particularly in hospitalized patients with weakened immune systems. First identified in Japan in 2009, this resilient fungus has since spread to various countries worldwide, including the United States. Why is Candida Auris a Concern? Candida auris is not your typical bacterial infection. This dangerous fungus can be spread by people who aren't even sick themselves. The CDC warns: "Someone who is colonized can still transmit C. auris onto surfaces or objects that they contact, which can then spread it to other patients." Those infected should stay away from vulnerable individuals and remain in separate rooms. Using products such as GoldShield Disinfectants and Antimicrobials can play a significant part in reducing the transmission of this fungus. Impact on Public Health in the US In the United States, Candida auris has been responsible for outbreaks in healthcare settings across several states. These outbreaks have resulted in severe illness, prolonged hospitalizations, and, in some cases, fatalities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has classified Candida auris as an urgent threat, emphasizing the need for heightened vigilance and effective infection control measures. Prevention and Control Efforts Healthcare facilities play a crucial role in preventing the spread of Candida auris. Rigorous infection control practices, including proper hand hygiene, environmental cleaning, and adherence to recommended protocols for patient care, are essential for containing outbreaks. Additionally, early detection and prompt treatment of infections can help mitigate the impact of Candida auris. The Way Forward As Candida auris continues to pose challenges to healthcare systems in the United States, collaboration among healthcare professionals, public health authorities, and researchers is paramount. Enhanced surveillance efforts, innovative treatment strategies, and continued education on infection prevention and control are necessary to combat this emerging threat effectively. In conclusion, Candida auris represents a significant public health concern in the United States, highlighting the importance of proactive measures to prevent and manage its spread. By staying informed, implementing robust infection control practices, and working together, we can confront the challenges posed by Candida auris and safeguard the health and well-being of individuals nationwide. Questions? If you have further questions about how to keep your child protected from germs, bacteria or microbes at schools, hospitals and everywhere else, please contact an agent near you. They will be happy to assist you.

  • Thriving through Holidays

    Most of us love the holidays. We love the time spent with family and friends. The last thing we want to think about is getting sick! How to keep healthier this holiday season (and the rest of the year, too!) These days our health is one of our greatest assets. Even when we have nothing else, if we have our health, we can count ourselves fortunate. Although concerns about COVID-19 are mostly things we look back on with sad remembrance, the disease, and its variants are still in existence. We also have the "regular" flu and cold that are still out there, too. If there was only one thing that COVID-19 taught us, it is that good hygiene, mask-wearing, and staying home when sick keeps us much healthier. Another step that kept us healthier was frequent disinfection of high-contact surfaces. . Seven tips to keep healthier this season While there are many tips out there to keep you healthier, here are seven that are fairly common, no-nonsense ways to avoid influenza or other viral infections this holiday. Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently with soap and warm water throughout the day. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose without first washing your hands. Use hand sanitizer (if soap and water aren’t available). Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Stay home if you believe you’re sick. Avoid contact with those who are sick. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work, or school, especially when someone is ill. Speaking of disinfecting, let's talk about and how it can help you keep your home, office, church, and other gathering places much safer. How can Goldshield give you a "cleaner" home? Goldshield86 is an all-purpose cleaner that is also an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered disinfectant. It can be used on most surfaces to clean, sanitize and disinfect. Because it kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, including influenza and SARS-CoV-2 (the COVID-19 virus), without harsh chemicals, noxious odors, harmful residues, or alarming safety warnings, you can feel safe using it in your home and other meeting places. It is also safe to use around pets and for disinfecting food preparation areas. Speaking of food preparation areas, that brings us to our second topic. How to keep your food prep areas healthier You may not know this, but there is a difference between cleaning and sanitizing. Just because something is "cleaned" or looks clean, does not mean it is sanitized or disinfected. While your kitchen counter looks clean, it may still be covered in germs and bacteria. Three processes are typically employed, starting with cleaning, followed by sanitizing, and concluding with disinfection. Cleaning is basically the process of removing debris and germs. It does not kill pathogens. It is the first step in preventing foodborne illness, though. Sanitizing is the process of reducing germs. Some areas that should be sanitized include: Cutting boards Countertops, prep-tables, work surfaces Food-contact equipment (can openers, slicers, grinders, mixers, etc.) Dishes and utensils Refrigeration units Beverage and ice equipment Goldshield is ideal for sanitizing these items and areas as it is food safe. It is considered a "no-rinse required" food contact surface sanitizer. It works fast and is effective! Disinfecting is the process of killing germs. Our specialty lies in eradicating germs, bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Goldshield products can help provide a safe, germ-free holiday season for lasting memories without the worry of illness. Five Steps to Effectively Clean and Sanitize or Disinfect Your home kitchen deserves the same treatment as a food prep area in a restaurant. Here are the steps to follow to keep your kitchen clean and free of pathogens. 1. PREPARE THE SURFACE Before you break out your cleaning supplies, brush off any loose debris or food particles from the surface (like a countertop) or item (like a plate), and dispose of them. You can use a paper towel or wet microfiber cloth to remove the debris and soak up any spills or wet messes. 2. CLEAN THE SURFACE Use a surface-safe cleaning solution to help dissolve any persistent food and residue, and dirt. Goldshield All Purpose Cleaner can be used in this pre-cleaning step. Unlike harsh conventional cleaners like bleach, Goldshield can be used on virtually every surface type, including wood, natural stone, stainless steel, concrete, glass, laminate, tile, and more. 3. RINSE THE SURFACE (IF NEEDED) If you used Goldshield to clean, you can SKIP the rinse! Rinse the surface with water to remove the residual cleaning solution. Rinsing is necessary because cleaning chemicals are not compatible with sanitizers and disinfectants. If they combine, the sanitizer won’t be able to do its job, or worse, mixing chemicals can have disastrous effects. 4. SANITIZE and DISINFECT THE SURFACE After thoroughly cleaning, se Goldshield 86 Disinfectant Spray or pre-moistened wipes on every surface. This simple no-rinse, food contact surface disinfecting product sets the standard for convenience and ease of use for all. 5. ALLOW THE SURFACE TO DRY Air-drying might seem trivial and time-consuming. However, this is an essential step of sanitizing and disinfecting. Typically, sanitizers require an average of 60 seconds of contact to kill germs on the surface, and disinfectants can take up to 10 minutes. Always read the product’s label before use to determine the appropriate drying time. Don't FORGET! For added protection up to 90 days, follow with Goldshield Antimicrobial Surface Agent. Finally... Have a happy and safe holiday season. Create a new tradition this year and give everyone the gift of Goldshield Surface Cleaning System!

  • Miracle... in a bottle?

    We hear about miracles all the time, don't we? For example, "It was a miracle I found a place to park on that busy street." Or "I can't believe I passed that test. It's a miracle." These aren't really miracles although they can be classified as "pleasant experiences!" The definition of a miracle is this according to Miriam Webster: " an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs." Given that definition, a parking space might be a miracle after all! The miracle I am here to talk about today, however, is the kind that comes along every once in a while, and makes you believe that there are great things that happen in the course of human affairs. I am talking about Pure&Clean products and today I want to share some of the many uses of these little "miracles" in a bottle. What is Hydrogel? According to the Strouse website, "Hydrogel is a 3D network of hydrophilic polymer material that quickly absorbs and retains a large amount of water (or other fluid). Incredibly versatile and environmentally sensitive, hydrogels are multi-functional across a variety of industries." Note: Strouse is a manufacturing company that specializes in adhesives, converting, printed tape, and more. While there are many uses for Hydrogel, we are going to focus on the hydrogel from Pure&Clean and its medical uses. What is Hydrogel used for? According to Strouse, the medical uses of Hydrogel are many. They had this to say, "The soft consistency, porosity, and high-water content of hydrogels are very similar to natural living body tissue, making them good candidates for many medical applications. Common uses include contact lenses, nerve guidance conduits, tissue bulking agents, and in nucleus replacement technology. "When used as a wound dressing, hydrogels promote healing, provide moisture, and offer pain relief with their cool, high-water content. Hydrogel saturated onto a gauze pad can prevent the dressing from sticking to the wound surface." Does it REALLY Work? There are also numerous case studies that show the effectiveness of Hydrogel in treating a variety of conditions. First Aid Solution One of the greatest secrets is the first aid solution which is used for cleaning, irrigating, and debriding of skin abrasions, lacerations, burns, minor irritations, cuts, and intact skin. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION Pure&Clean First Aid Statements • Non-Cytotoxic • DIY Skin Protection • An environmentally friendly product • Doctor and Pharmacist Recommended • Works to manage the wound and skin, frequent and regular applications will help accelerate the process and return your skin back to its normal healthy state. • Simple to use: Just spray it on! • Contains no antibiotics, no steroids, and no alcohol for a sting-free first aid product! • All natural • Promotes health and wellness • Manages wounds and skin with positive results • Spray all intact skin including hands Safe for the management of all types of wounds Pure&Clean First Aid Solution is unlike other wound treatment products, most of which are very toxic, especially to the sensitive cells that are trying to heal around the wound. Its PH is in the physiologically acceptable range of your skin and is also shelf stable. Pure&Clean First Aid Solution is a one-step, easy-to-use, no mix, no dilution, no rinse solution that deactivates many harmful microorganisms that are common in and around the wound area*. In the meantime, check out some of our products at the link here! Questions? If you have further questions about how to take advantage of these amazing offers, please contact an agent near you. They will be happy to assist you.

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