The nose is one of the body's primary gateways for germs. We touch our nose 100 times per day on average. Touching the nose can contaminate your hands and spread germs to yourself and to others.
The NOVA program utilizes active source control strategies. Active Source Control is defined as attacking pathogens at their source and includes the use of Nozin Nasal Sanitizer antiseptic to decolonize patients. Facilities implementing Active Source Control report better infection reductions versus the traditional Active Surveillance Testing/Contact Precautions strategies they are replacing.