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DebMed Blog: Healthcare Hygiene Matters

Three reasons why healthcare facilities are moving towards electronic hand hygiene compliance monitoring

Posted by Allison Pearsall on Oct 6, 2017 5:12:04 PM

In a recent survey of over 300 healthcare executives and managers, only 15% said they are extremely satisfied with their current method of measuring hand hygiene compliance in their healthcare facility.

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Topics: electronic monitoring, hand hygiene compliance, direct observation, patient safety, healthcare costs

Are You Using the Right Hand Hygiene Products? 7 Key Points to Consider

Posted by Tanya van Monsjou on Jul 21, 2017 11:19:54 AM

Infection Control Today recently published a Hand Hygiene Product Evaluation and Purchasing Guide which includes wisdom from hand hygiene product manufacturers and some key points to consider while selecting or changing products. We have summarized the 7 most common suggestions, in order of popularity, to provide you with a quick reference guide for your next product purchase.

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Topics: hand hygiene, product accessibility, product availability, product selection, Skin Health, healthcare, healthcare costs

What Happens When Hospital C-Suite Prioritizes Hand Hygiene

Posted by DebMed on Nov 25, 2015 9:30:00 AM

It may seem that hand hygiene is a comparatively small factor within a complex hospital environment, where various priorities compete for C-Suite’s attention and budget in the increasingly strict regulatory landscape. However, it often happens that the smallest detail can and does have widespread consequences.

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Topics: hand hygiene, patient safety, hand hygiene compliance, healthcare costs, C-Suite

The Burden of Hidden (and Not-So-Hidden) HAIs Costs

Posted by DebMed on Jul 16, 2015 9:30:00 AM

According to a recent article in Becker’s Hospital Review, hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) rank 2nd among most common medical errors and 2nd with respect to the annual cost of medical errors. With such a high ranking, it is no surprise that there are nearly 1.7 million HAIs annually. We know that the mortality rate associated with these infections is staggering and unnecessary. Compounding the burden of the issue are the financial costs that are linked with them.

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Topics: hand hygiene, healthcare-associated infections, HAIs, healthcare costs, patients

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