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

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.

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  • Care Settings: All Care Settings
  • Clinical Focus: Infection Prevention
  • Content Type: Whitepapers
  • Related Products: Hand Hygiene Compliance Solution