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Hill-Rom® Clinical Resource Center

Helping you implement evidence-based programs with connected technologies

Hill-Rom® Clinical Resource Center

Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention

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  • Increasing Hand Hygiene Compliance with a Continuous Fully-Automated Monitoring System at Three Hospitals
    2015

    Hospital-acquired infections have a significant impact on patient safety and are a financial burden to healthcare facilities. Hand hygiene is a critical component of infection prevention, and yet compliance rates remain well below 50% at many hospitals. Many interventions have been designed to increase hand hygiene compliance, with limited success. Hill-Rom developed a comprehensive solution which includes technology to provide automatic, continuous monitoring of hand hygiene compliance, with customizable reporting to provide feedback in real time by unit, shift, function, and individual. The Hill-Rom® Hand Hygiene Compliance Solution also includes clinical consulting services to support a facility through the change management process. In three initial hospitals where the Hill-Rom® Hand Hygiene Compliance Solution was implemented, hand hygiene compliance increased over 250% after 10 months of use.

  • Health Care-Associated Infections: A Meta-Analysis of Costs and Financial Impact on the US Health Care System
    Zimlichman E, et al. | JAMA Internal Medicine | 2013

    Hospital-acquired infections can significantly harm patients and increase healthcare costs. Zimlichman, et al. conducted a systematic literature review to determine the attributable cost of different HAI's. Quality improvement initiatives can greatly decrease HAI incidence and overall cost. Specific costs of the top five most frequent and most preventable HAIs are provided.