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P107: Moving from standard alcoholic hand rub dispensers to a wireless LAN based system with continuous monitoring: evaluation after one year

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Journal
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
2047-2994
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
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DOI: 10.1186/2047-2994-2-s1-p107
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  • Poster Presentation
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  • Medicine

Abstract

P107: Moving from standard alcoholic hand rub dispensers to a wireless LAN based system with continuous monitoring: evaluation after one year POSTER PRESENTATION Open Access P107: Moving from standard alcoholic hand rub dispensers to a wireless LAN based system with continuous monitoring: evaluation after one year B Batzer1*, S Scheithauer1,2, C Pino Molina3, A Widmer1 From 2nd International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control (ICPIC 2013) Geneva, Switzerland. 25-28 June 2013 Introduction Improving hand hygiene compliance is a cornerstone of any infection control program. Manual observation tem- porarily improves adherence, but is time-consuming and rarely feasible long term. Electronic counting dispensers allowing real time assessment and feedback of hand hygiene events (HHE) are an effective tool for monitor- ing compliance 24/7/365. Objectives The aim of the study was to evaluate utility and accep- tance, and to identify possible shortcomings of the Ingo- man Weco (Ophardt Hygienetechnik, Issum; Germany). Methods In January 2012 all dispensers (N=63) at a 13 bed hema- tology ward with approximately 100 transplantations/year were exchanged by Ingo-man Weco. The energy for the data transfer derived from pulling the lever of the dispen- ser, no battery is necessary or power lines. A built-in wireless recording equipment sending the information to a server. HHE event is defined as two activities maximum 2 seconds apart. All HHEs were continuously recorded from 03-09/12 and could be analyzed dispenser-, day-, shift-, localization-specifically. At the hematology ward about 280 patients referring to 3600 patient-days were cared for annually. Results Overall, 3 dispenser were placed in the each patient room, 13 in the hallways, and 11 at nursing stations and others locations. The new devices were well accepted without handling problems. During the pilot phase, 13 dispensers with very low activities were identified and subsequently relocated. During the 7-month lasti

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