Hand Hygiene Compliance
Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) Facts
- 722,000 HAIs in acute care hospitals every year 1
- 75,000+ patients with HAI’s die during their hospitalizations each year 2
- Nationally the average cost per year for HAI’s is upwards of $9.8 billion 3
There is significant preserved revenue when a facility can reduce HAI’s by 70% by simply practicing good hand hygiene. Implementing an automated hand hygiene process is a smart investment.
A Real Time Locating System(RTLS) with hand hygiene improves immediate visibility to prevent the spread of infection, increases patient safety and staff can receive immediate contamination alerts. An automated system provides a cost-effective means to automatically capture compliance and noncompliance events 24/7. The implementation of a system drives compliance through monitoring and by implementing the system the Hawthorne effect of just having the system increases compliance.
- Increase and monitor hand hygiene compliance with staff
- Track and manage soiled surgical trays and utensils by location and their point in the sterilization process
- Ensure proper air differentiation to prevent airborne illnesses and infections
- Automatic contact tracking can help ensure facilities are meeting CDC infection control recommendations