New Jersey-based Atlantic Health System has been awarded the 2018 Hand Hygiene Excellence Award from DebMed for having the “cleanest hands in healthcare” due to its high level of sustained hand hygiene compliance.
Patient care is at the top of mind of all healthcare workers which is why the Joint Commission says that facilities need to follow WHO or CDC guidelines for hand hygiene compliance. Recently, the Patient Safety Movement released […]
In light of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) long-expected final rule requiring triclosan to be phased out of antimicrobial soaps, DebMed is offering healthcare institutions a complete product suite of triclosan alternatives available immediately.
On December 20, 2017, the Joint Commission announced it would begin citing any observation of healthcare workers failing to perform hand hygiene during direct patient care with a ‘deficiency’ beginning on January 1, 2018. This significant change will affect hospitals accredited by the Joint Commission and will increase the focus on hand hygiene compliance by all staff involved with patient care
DebMed has introduced enhancements to its award-winning DebMed Hand Hygiene Compliance Monitoring System with a software upgrade to version 2.0. It is designed to simplify reporting procedures for product usage, streamline operations and workflow, improve access to data and provide new advanced features for system administrators.
On September 1, 2016 SC Johnson announced that it completed an acquisition with STERIS for its Applied Infection Control (AIC) business.
A first-of-its-kind study now "in press" in the American Journal of Infection Control shows a direct correlation between using data from the DebMed Electronic Hand Hygiene Compliance System to improve the World Health Organization's (WHO) Five Moment compliance and significantly reduced hospital onset Methicillin-resistant Stphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections.
Consortium forms to mandate electronic monitoring of hand hygiene in healthcare
The University of Vermont Health Network - Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) in Plattsburgh, NY, has accomplished its year long goal of increasing hand hygiene compliance by 40% in just four months since implementing the award-winning DebMed® Monitoring System in acute care units as part of its infection prevention program.