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Coastal HealthTrain "Bags" Another Infection-Control Program

Virginia Beach, VA, July 23, 2009 – Coastal HealthTrain recently released Infection Control: Bag Technique for home healthcare, a new program that helps prevent infection before, during and after home visits.

As baby boomers retire and grow older, there is a growing demand for in-home healthcare. The latest numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predict caregiving will be the second-fastest-growing field over the next decade. Home healthcare presents a unique danger to healthcare professionals. During patient visits, they may risk contracting infectious diseases such as multi-drug resistant organism or community-associated methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus.

Infection Control: Bag Technique surveys a range of infection control measures such as bag preparation and transportation, how to prevent contamination, hand hygiene, PPE, and procedures for clean-up and disposal. The program focuses in particular on bag placement, maintenance, hand decontamination and limiting bag entry. It examines the importance of bag technique as a vital tool in infection control.

Infection Control: Bag Technique features specific tips for each topic, from organizing supplies to separating "clean" from "dirty" areas before, during and after home care visits. The program also explores Standard Precautions including Universal Precautions and Body Substance Isolation.

Coastal training programs help healthcare providers stop transmission, exposure and possible infection so they can protect themselves and their patients from the spread of infection. For more information about Coastal Training Technologies or for a free no-obligation preview of Infection Control: Bag Technique, call 800-729-4325, visit or email

Coastal Training Technologies Corp. is one of the world’s leading publishers of safety, industrial skills and employee development training programs for healthcare, business, industry, government and education. Since 1984, more than 250,000 training professionals have relied on Coastal’s award-winning products to enrich the lives of more than 75 million employees worldwide.

Chelsea Kelley

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