Hand Hygiene Compliance
Joint Commission: Citing of Hand Hygiene Noncompliance
You may have seen a recent update from The Joint Commission regarding citations for noncompliance with hand hygiene standards. The update reads: Effective January 1, 2018, for all accreditation programs, any observation by surveyors of individual failure to perform hand hygiene in the process of direct patient care will be cited as a deficiency resulting […]
Measuring Hand Hygiene Compliance: Direct Observation vs. Electronic Monitoring
Stacy Roberts, Marketing Manager While proper hand hygiene is critical to preventing the transmission of many healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), compliance with hand hygiene guidelines among healthcare workers is very low – averaging 39%. Hospitals have traditionally measured hand hygiene compliance (HHC) of their healthcare workers through manual direct observation (DO). During the process, an observer is […]
Can RTLS be Used to Ensure Patient Safety and Quality Care?
Adam Peck, Director of Marketing Can real-time locating systems be used to effectively monitor compliance of standard patient safety procedures and protocols? The answer is surprisingly “yes.” However, the answer can only be “yes” when the installed RTLS has supreme accuracy and near immediate system location update speeds. The combination of inaccurate (zonal) and stale […]