November 11, 2018Comments are off for this post.

Annual conference of the Danish Society for Central Sterilization and Hospitals hygiene

On november 8th, Sani nudge attended the annual meeting of the Danish Society for Hospital Hygiene and Sterile Supply. Interesting presentations and panel discussions provided us with new knowledge and great insights!

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November 7, 2018Comments are off for this post.

Is it time to rethink hand hygiene monitoring?

In collaboration with Aarhus Universitets Hospital and Bispebjerg Hospital, Sani nudge has published a report on the current status of hand hygiene monitoring in hospitals and how improvements can be made by using a new monitoring system.

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November 3, 2018Comments are off for this post.

New article on Videnskab highlights the importance of Sani nudge’s solution

Can Big data help prevent antibiotic resistance? Danish Videnskab.dk (Science.dk) has written an article about how our data can help prevent one of the most life-threatening events of our century. It shows why we do what we do at Sani nudge!

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September 19, 2018Comments are off for this post.

Experts agree: increased hygiene compliance starts with good measurements

During Denmark’s national hygiene week, experts on DR (Danmarks Radio) discussed how we can avoid these infections and how Sani nudge can play a crucial role.

They agreed that we first need to know what we are up against before we can lower the severe number of infections in our hospitals. More than 4 million patients in European hospitals have to deal with a hospital-acquired infection every single year. It is the most common complication in a hospital setting.We simply cannot improve hand hygiene in hospitals if we do not know how good hand hygiene compliance actually is!

Listen to the radio discussion here (only in Danish).

September 5, 2018Comments are off for this post.

Direct Observation: the harm of invalid data

Fool’s gold: something that you think will be very pleasant or successful but is not. Direct observation is no longer the gold standard in hand hygiene performance monitoring. Instead, it rather is the “Fool’s Gold” standard.

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September 3, 2018Comments are off for this post.

The pilot study – how a hospital improved hand hygiene by 134%

Hospitals that monitor their hand hygiene use direct observations. But as we stipulated in our post about the resemblance between "Fools gold" and the gold standard of hand hygiene monitoring, direct observation is not considered a credible source of information anymore. It is not uncommon for hospitals to report compliance scores above 90% for several years in a row.

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January 17, 2018Comments are off for this post.

Have you been in the patient zone?

The patient care situations that involve a risk of infection are closely linked to the surroundings of the respective patient. To disinfect the hands at the right moment, it is therefore important to recognize the different zones within the patient surroundings, which are outlined in the 5 Moments of Hand Hygiene by the WHO.

 

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