Students outfitted in germ-killing apparel

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University of Dayton master of physician assistant students are the first to wear Prime Medical's SAF-T™ scrubs, a line of bactericidal apparel for healthcare workers.

SAF-T products protect patients from HAIs by killing harmful germs and bacteria, the company said. SAF-T uses BioSmart®, a fabric technology that binds chlorine to the surface of fabric to continuously kill 99.9% of harmful pathogens for 120 days between wash cycles.

"It is very exciting to know that our students, staff and the patients they treat will be protected from harmful pathogens that can lead to infections," said Kevin R. Kelly, dean of the School of Education and Health Sciences at the University of Dayton. "We're pleased to lead the way in adding this new layer of infection prevention to our teaching environment."

"Bactericidal fabrics are the new frontier in healthcare apparel, particularly as antibiotic-resistant superbugs and HAIs continue to rise," said Jim Sampey, CEO of Prime Medical. "We're pleased that the University of Dayton is taking the steps to protect healthcare staff and patients from preventable infections, while also shining a light on new infection prevention protocols for tomorrow's healthcare professionals."