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Использование цифровой информации для снижения уровня инфицирования в больницах

Анализ

Proper hand hygiene helps everyone stay healthy in daily life. But in hospitals, it’s critical. Hand hygiene is cited as the most effective way to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), which can be contracted by patients receiving medical treatment.1 Every year, millions of patients globally acquire an HAI.2 On any given day, about one in 31 patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection with 75 000 associated deaths in U.S. hospitals each year.3

Инновации

Компания Ecolab разработала систему Hand Hygiene Compliance Monitoring System, которая представляет собой электронную систему напоминания о гигиене рук, призванную помочь больницам достичь самого высокого уровня устойчивого соблюдения требований к гигиене рук. Электронные значки записывают методы гигиены рук отдельного сотрудника у каждой кровати пациента, привлекая медицинских работников к ответственности и предоставляя оповещения и рекомендации в реальном времени для улучшения и предотвращения небезопасных контактов с пациентом.

Impact

Two years after the monitoring system’s installation in five U.S. hospitals with a total of 1 609 beds, a retrospective study found that hand hygiene compliance levels in all five U.S. hospitals increased to 86–90 %.4 By comparison, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that hand hygiene compliance rates in the average American hospital hover around 40 %.5 More importantly, all five hospitals also experienced a decrease in total annual HAI rates, indicating that a hand hygiene compliance monitoring system may help reduce the risk of HAIs and help improve patient safety. Other benefits include reducing the need for extended stays for HAI treatment, which opens up more beds for new patients, and enhancing productivity by eliminating the need for healthcare workers to manually monitor hand hygiene compliance through direct observation.

References

1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), https://www.cdc.gov/handhygiene/

2 World Health Organization, https://www.who.int/gpsc/country_work/gpsc_ccisc_fact_sheet_en.pdf

3 CDC, https://www.cdc.gov/hai/data/index.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fhai%2Fsurveillance%2Findex.html

4 Demonstrating a Decrease in HAIs across 5 hospitals, 2019 Ecolab research study

5 Sickbert-Bennett E.E. et al. Reduction of healthcare-associated infections by exceeding high compliance with hand hygiene practices. Dispatch; Vol 22, Number 9, September 2016

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Phase II HHCM Equipment January 2020
Система Hand Hygiene Compliance Monitoring System компании Ecolab

Actionable Insights and Digital Dashboards

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