Facility Managers at Northwestern Memorial Hospital Deliver Rx for Hand Hygiene and Maintenance Issues

A Hygienic Hand Drying Solution

Northwestern Memorial Hospital concluded that hand dryers with traditional high-velocity heated air streams met the hospital’s rigorous standards for hand hygiene and approved the installation over 100 high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR® Hand Dryers.

Excel Dryer, manufacturer of the original, patented, high speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR® and XLERATOReco® Hand Dryers, is committed to providing hygienic hand drying solutions to facilities around the world.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Case Study  Hygiene Technical Data Sheet

Featured Studies

A Mayo Clinic Study

This study conducted by a worldwide leader in medical care, research and education concluded there are “no statistically significant differences in the efficiency of four different hand-drying methods for removing bacteria from washed hands.”

Mayo Clinic Study

A Laval University Study

This study demonstrated that bacteria can be isolated from unused paper towels and that they may be transferred to individuals after handwashing. This may have implications in some industrial and clinical settings as well as in individuals with compromised immune systems.

Laval University Study

A Microchem Lab Study

The results of this study indicate that the method of drying does not significantly affect bacteria levels on hands.

 
 

Microchem Lab Study

Resources

Excel Dryer’s Hygiene Study

Excel Dryer, Inc. wants our distributors and end users to be confident in the safety and health benefits of warm air hand and hair dryers. It is important to us that you feel comfortable and assured that our products are both reliable and hygienic.

Hygiene Technical Data Sheet

Clean Hands Save Lives

Handwashing is like a “do-it-yourself” vaccine—it involves five simple and effective steps (Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry) you can take to reduce the spread of diarrheal and respiratory illness so you can stay healthy.

CDC’s Website Clean Hands Save Lives

Hygiene Links

Hand Dryers: Clearing the Air

Excel Dryer’s product line utilizes touch-free technology. Automatic activation promotes hand hygiene by permitting hand drying without the risk of cross-contamination by touching push-buttons that others may have touched with soiled hands.

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Hand Dryers Are Sanitary

Hand dryers are known to have hygienic benefits and be much more sanitary than other techniques of hand drying.

 

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Hand Dryer Location Influences Hand Washing

Excel Dryer recommends installing hand dryers in close proximity to sinks to make them as accessible as possible and encourage hand washing.
 

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Featured Blogs

Don’t Be Fooled by ‘Fake News’ About Hand Dryers

Excel Dryer wishes to help set the record straight. Here are the top five reasons why healthcare facilities, restaurants and other health- and hygiene-conscious facilities around the globe rely on our high-speed, energy-efficient dryers to keep germs at bay.
 

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XLERATE Community Health During National Handwashing Awareness Week

The XLERATOR and all our high-efficiency hand dryers offer a touch-free, hands-under design, a key to germ aversion. Add our hygiene-maximizing options, including our Antimicrobial Wall Guards and HEPA filtration system, and a facility’s restroom has never been so sanitary.

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How does Excel Dryer Celebrate National Public Health Week? With Some Good, Clean Hand Hygiene

This week, Excel Dryer joins virtual forces with hospitals and other health-care settings nationwide.

 
 

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For Restaurants, Excel Dryer’s Signature Hand-Hygiene Technology Offers Full Menu of Advantages

When it comes to a restroom’s sanitary conditions, there are essentially two categories: the conditions you can see, and the ones you really can’t. Both are critical for a facility to consider, and both are demonstrable reasons to throw in the towel.

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Hands Dried in Hands-Under Style Dryers Can Help Prevent the Spread of Bacteria

Here are the top five reasons why all Excel Dryer’s high-speed, energy-efficient Hand Dryers are a more hygienic drying solution.

 

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Are Electric Hand Dryers a Hygienic Drying Solution?

Hands-under style dryers like the XLERATOR Hand Dryer, XLERATOReco Hand Dryer, or ThinAir Hand Dryer eliminate pooling water often associated with trough-style dryers and reduce the risk of hand dryer bacteria.

 

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Case Studies

Max Burger

Hygiene is particularly important for the restaurant industry and XLERATOR Hand Dryers are a hygienic solution thanks to the hands-free approach prevents the spread of illness.

Max Burger Case Study

Longmeadow High School

“Our facility managers are thankful they’re not cleaning up a paper towel mess every night.”
 

Longmeadow Case Study

Grand Central Terminal

The XLERATOR Hand Dryer’s sensor-activated technology reduces touch points and significantly improves hand hygiene for 750,000 daily visitors.

Grand Central Terminal Case Study