The DebMed® Group Monitoring, Tracking and Reporting System (DebMed® GMS™) can replace direct observation, self reporting, manual product utilization calculations and all other methods currently utilized to determine compliance rates in the healthcare environment.
HOW DOES IT WORK? Fully integrated hardware and software which capture all required data automatically utilizing electronic wireless communications.
Compliance rates are calculated based on the HOW2 Benchmarks™. The HOW2 Benchmarks are the expected number of hand hygiene occurences by unit and hospital type for specific times of day and days of week and have been developed based on a multi-hospital direct observation study by Connie Steed, Elaine Larson et al - research pending publication developed based on a multi-hospital direct observation study entitled:
"Hospital hand hygiene opportunities: Where and when (HOW2)? The HOW2 Benchmark Study"
Written by Connie Steed, MSN, RN, CICa, J. William Kelly, MDab, Dawn Blackhurst, DrPHc, Sue Boeker, BSN, RN, CICa, Thomas Diller, MD, MMMd, Paul Alper, BAe, American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 39, Issue 1, Pages 19-26 (February 2011).