Consistent hand hygiene is the first and most important action caregivers make in the battle against hospital-acquired infections.
However, despite diligent efforts, the annual statistics on affected patients and the
costs for infection control are staggering.
That changes now.
The SwipeSense system empowers healthcare professionals to prevent the spread of pathogens. Personal and wall mounted dispensers ensure on-demand access right at the point of care.
Sensors in personnel badges and dispensers enable hygiene activity to be captured automatically. Manual observation and recording is a thing of the past.
The system seamlessly provides real-time data with exceptional clarity. Effortlessly monitor and analyze individual and unit compliance levels to encourage sustainable culture change.
how it works:
The complete hand
The SwipeSense System combines point-of-care hand hygiene with real-time usage data to eliminate dependency on manual observations and increase compliance with infection control procedures.
Each hand hygiene event is collected from wearable and wall mounted dispensers by the caregiver’s badge in real-time. Badges are linked to the individual, enabling full participation in facility efforts to improve hand hygiene performance.
An unobtrusive solution for all-day hand hygiene on the go. Recyclable gel cartridges make refills a snap, and electronics within the dispenser captures usage data and transmits it to the user’s badge
Wall Mounted Dispensers
New and existing hygiene dispensers are fitted with a sensor unit that captures usage data and transmits it to the user’s badge. The sensor unit works with any existing wall dispenser including gel, soap, foam and motion-activated units.
Room Hubs are located in each patient room or care area to transmit location information to caregiver badges in their proximity. This ensures that each hand hygiene event and room entry/exit record is stored with this unique location. Room Hubs use a single wall socket, making installation simple and inconspicuous.
Hand hygiene data stored in Caregiver Badges is transmitted wirelessly to Communication Hubs located in centralized work areas such as nursing stations, workstations and other locations frequently visited by staff members. Data is then delivered over existing hospital WiFi or ethernet to secure servers for analysis. Communication Hubs require only a single wall socket for installation.
Infection control professionals can view individual or location-specific data to gauge compliance and correlate hand hygiene data with infection outbreaks. The cloud-based platform aggregates a variety of data, including average room visit length, frequency of room visits and more – eliminating the need for time-consuming manual observations.
Hand hygiene is increased by 64% within hospitals using the SwipeSense system.
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