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Come See Us at APIC!

Are you attending APIC 2018 in Minneapolis this week? We’ll be at the annual conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology too. You’re invited to join us at these educational opportunities. Case Study Presentation. Manager of infection prevention and epidemiology at The Medical Center, Navicent Health, Nancy Osborn, RN, CIC, will present “Controlled Study Shows Electronic Hand Hygiene Systems Reduce HAIs” in the APIC 2018 Exhibit Hall’s Hand Hygiene Compliance Demo area from 12:15

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How The Clean Hands – Safe Hands System Works

Clean Hands Safe Hands is a non-intrusive, cost-effective, wireless hand hygiene reminder system designed to help hospitals improve hand hygiene and reduce HAIs. Here’s a quick overview of how it works.

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Discover the Process that Cuts HAIs by 75% in 6 Months

There’s no question that hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are a challenge for medical facilities. All major agencies agree that proper hand hygiene is the cornerstone of infection control. But how can you improve your hospital’s hand hygiene? >>>Download the Whitepaper

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Gamify Hand Hygiene
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Hypepotamus: With Backing from SC Johnson, This Startup Gamifies Hand Hygiene to Slow Disease Spread

On average, healthcare providers clean their hands less than half of the times they should, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This can contribute to the spread of the healthcare-associated infections that affect 1 in 25 hospital patients on any given day. “We are ultimately solving the problem of the spread of these infections that a patient doesn’t come into the hospital with, but they acquire while they’re there. When doctors and nurses clean their hands,

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Modern Healthcare: Joint Commission Cracks Down On Hand Hygiene

Contact: Maria Castellucci January 3, 2018 – The Joint Commission will now issue a citation to healthcare organizations if during on-site visits surveyors witness an employee fail to follow correct hand hygiene guidelines. The change, which went into effect Jan. 1, is intended to improve healthcare workers’ compliance with proper hand washing. Poor hand hygiene of healthcare employees is considered a major contributor to hospital-acquired infections. About 722,000 hospital-acquired infections occurred in the U.S. in 2011 and about

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Health Facilities Management
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Health Facilities Management: Hand-hygiene systems provide compliance help

Technology touted as ‘coaching’ for busy clinical staff members December 6, 2017 Neal Lorenzi The latest hand-hygiene compliance monitoring (HHCM) systems serve as coaching tools that remind health care workers of critical hand-washing events. They also provide management with data to drive improved compliance while helping to decrease the growing number of health care-associated infections. There has been a gradual shift toward electronic monitoring because of its ability to capture close to 100 percent of hand-hygiene events. These

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Four-Year-Olds Get It…So Why Is It So Hard To Do?
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Four-Year-Olds Get It…So Why Is It So Hard To Do?

Recently, I was working remotely from a coffee shop. I had my work laptop, notepad and hot beverage at hand and was cranking away. Then I noticed a young family sitting nearby. I couldn’t help but notice, because their four-year-old daughter was chatting up everyone within earshot. Sure enough, the girl came over to me and we discussed whether her apple cider was better than my hot chocolate or not, and we traded some silly jokes. Then she

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Chris Hermann Honored at “40 Under 40” Gala
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Chris Hermann Honored at “40 Under 40” Gala

Last evening, Dr. Chris Hermann and 39 other honorees were celebrated at the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2017 “40 Under 40” awards event at The Foundry at Puritan Mill in Atlanta. With over 560 people nominated, only 7% of nominees were accepted into the 2017 class of honorees. As each honoree accepted their award, they were asked to give one piece of advice about what makes a good leader. Chris said “Don’t focus on getting other people to help

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Hand Hygiene Technology Can Actually Make Hospital Staff More Efficient – Here’s How
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Hand Hygiene Technology Can Actually Make Hospital Staff More Efficient – Here’s How

A busy hospital can inadvertently foster inefficiencies as staff move around the facility. While hand hygiene technology is designed to improve hand hygiene performance and patient safety, it can do so much more. The technology can also bring to light inefficiencies – and even dangerous situations – that were previously unknown to the organization. Here are some real examples. We noticed that hand hygiene performance for one of our customers dropped drastically every Monday morning among nurses. It

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Dr. Chris Hermann Named to 2017 “40 Under 40” Class

Atlanta — November 1, 2017 – Clean Hands – Safe Hands announced today that its founder and CEO, Dr. Chris Hermann, has been named a member of the 2017 “40 Under 40” class. The “40 Under 40” awards, held by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, spotlights the next generation of Atlanta’s business leaders. Nominees should hold a position of leadership, have made significant career achievements during 2016 and have had a substantial involvement in community service outside of day

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