This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Patient Safety Awareness Week Brings Awareness To Health Care-Acquired Infection

Vision-Sciences' EndoSheath ® Technology Provides Guaranteed Sterility

ORANGEBURG, N.Y., March 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 2 nd – 8 th, is dedicated to heightening awareness to a variety of ways that patients can be more involved in their health care. Specifically highlighted is the issue of health care-acquired infection ("HAI") and steps patients can take to help prevent infections from developing.

Vision-Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:VSCI) supports patient safety awareness by encouraging patients to become more involved by asking questions about their medical treatment. This includes inquiring prior to their endoscopic procedure what precautions the medical facility will take to prevent unintended infections during their procedure.

"We support an educated and empowered consumer, and knowing about the issues and asking the right questions is part of that process," said Lewis C. Pell, Chairman and Co-founder of Vision-Sciences. "The more information a patient has, the more confident the patient can feel undergoing their diagnostically valuable endoscopic procedure."

Patients need to know that many of the reported cases of HAI are caused by inadequately cleaned and tainted endoscopic equipment. As such, meticulous measures need to be taken to ensure the endoscopic procedure is performed with a safe, sterile instrument – reducing the risk of acquiring a health care-acquired infection. Vision-Sciences' EndoSheath ® Technology offers a safe, cost-effective solution.

Be An Educated Consumer. Know Your Facts:

1. Conventional flexible endoscopes require a complicated, multi-step and time-consuming disinfection procedure that is susceptible to human error.

2. When a patient has the conversation with their physician concerning their endoscopic procedure, the patient has the right to ask about how the endoscope will be cleaned and prepared for their procedure with questions such as:
  • Will the endoscope that will be used be sterilized?
  • How will the cleaning process be done to ensure a patient ready device?
  • Will the device be cleaned with caustic chemicals?

"Considering the issues with health care-acquired infections, the patient should ask if their physician can assure them that their procedure will be performed with a sterile device or merely disinfected," says Howard Zauberman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vision-Sciences.

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
AAPL $94.19 0.00%
FB $118.06 0.00%
GOOG $695.70 0.00%
TSLA $222.56 0.00%
YHOO $36.00 0.00%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,651.26 -99.65 -0.56%
S&P 500 2,051.12 -12.25 -0.59%
NASDAQ 4,725.6390 -37.5850 -0.79%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs