September 16, 2019Comments are off for this post.

US Healthcare accreditation organization pushes new standards for hand hygiene

The Joint Commission, a US healthcare accreditation organization released new standards regarding hand hygiene failures during patient care. The goal is to eliminate insufficient hand hygiene as a cause for healthcare associated infections.
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September 11, 2019Comments are off for this post.

New faces on board at Sani nudge

Since its foundation four years ago, Sani nudge has been growing steadily. The expansion of our team is therefore the logical next step and we are pleased to announce the addition of three new hires.
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September 6, 2019Comments are off for this post.

Why you shouldn’t always trust what you see

Direct observation is the go-to method for most hospitals for measuring hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers. Despite its limitations, this practice continues to be promoted. But what does science say when it comes to the efficacy of this audit method?
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September 4, 2019Comments are off for this post.

Does excessive hand hygiene strengthen antibiotic resistance?

The development of antibiotic resistance is an increasing threat to global public health. In a recent study, researchers from Graz, Austria present new perspectives on how to meet this major challenge.
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August 21, 2019Comments are off for this post.

The challenge of developing a habit of hand hygiene in hospitals

Figure 1: Increase of compliance rates achieved by leveraging the Sani nudge system
Firmly establishing hand hygiene is key to infection prevention. Unfortunately, successful implementation of hand hygiene programs can be a major challenge for hospitals. Current strategies fail to increase compliance rates and put patient lives at risk.
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August 16, 2019Comments are off for this post.

Sani nudge joins Mistletoe Research Foundation in Tokyo

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As one of only three companies, Sani nudge was selected to collaborate with the Mistletoe Research Foundation for the 2019-20 cohort in Japan. Recognizing the immense value that this partnership would create, Sani nudge seized the opportunity and went on an insightful trip.
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August 14, 2019Comments are off for this post.

The Technical University of Denmark is collaborating with Sani nudge to fight infections – the AI entrepreneurial initiative

How and when do healthcare workers remember to sanitize upon patient visits? Researchers from the section Statistics and Data Analysis, DTU Compute, at the Technical University of Denmark worked on analyzing the data from the Sani nudge system to investigate this question.
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August 9, 2019Comments are off for this post.

How to convince your hospital CFO to spend money on infection prevention

Just about every healthcare professional knows about the importance of hand hygiene compliance. Convincing the CFO of the need for a solution to increase compliance can be difficult, though. Trying to express this in CFO terms is a good start. But what else can you do to get financial approval?
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August 2, 2019Comments are off for this post.

Can you trust hand hygiene compliance rates?

If you are working with or care about hand hygiene compliance rates and patient safety, then this is a must read for you!

We all know that improving hand hygiene of healthcare workers is a crucial strategy to prevent hospital-acquired infections – the most common adverse event during medical care. Compliance rates are used to quantify the healthcare workers’ hand hygiene level. But can you trust these compliance rates?
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July 31, 2019Comments are off for this post.

Predictive staffing as a new tool to improve patient care and safety

By collecting and analyzing data on an aggregated level, it becomes possible for hospitals, staff and management to detect real-time trends in the workflow patterns of healthcare workers. This has already generated important insights into several hospitals where the Sani nudge system is installed. It helps to quantify the workload and needs of staff during the day and to avoid “blind spots” in the treatment and care of patients.
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