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The Journal of Hospital Infection

Clinical advisory board

The Sani Nudge Clinical Advisory Board brings expert knowledge to the table. It questions the current clinical, scientific and strategic focus, provides input to the business case, provides insight into the decision-making process, networks and gives the Sani Nudge solution’s exposure.

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Else Smith

Former CEO of the Danish Health and Medicine Authority, Board member of the WHO, the ECDC, and the EMA, Director at the Danish National Disease Surveillance Institute, and CMO of two hospitals. 

Podcast featuring Else: Revolutionary transformations in healthcare take time

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Hans Jørn Kolmos

Former Professor of clinical microbiology (University of Southern Denmark), Professor Chair of clinical microbiology (Odense University Hospital), Board member at International Federation of Infection Control, and Knight of the Order of Dannebrog 

Podcast featuring Hans: Irrespective of excuses, primum non-nocere

Kjeld Møller Pedersen

Kjeld Møller Pedersen

Professor, Department of Business and Economics, Microeconomics and Management Science, University of Southern Denmark

Clinical Advisory Board

Jannik Hilsted

Former Chief Medical Officer, Senior Vice President (Patient Care), CMO of Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet through 12 years)

Kelly Boston

MPH, CIC, CPHQ, FAPIC
Infection preventionist and epidemiologist.  Senior Associate with Infection Prevention & Management Associates.  
 

Podcast featuring Kelly on quantifying the invisible.

Peter Wilson

Consultant Microbiologist and Professor of Microbiology (retired), University College London Hospitals (UK).

Podcast featuring Peter on anti-microbial stewardship and infection control.

Rosie Bartel

Vagn Bach

Vagn Bach

Former CEO and CMO of three Danish hospitals (Næstved, Slagelse, Ringsted Hospitals), Anesthesiology.

 

Sani Nudge published peer-reviewed studies

Aarhus University Hospital
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imperial
South Denmark region
UMM
DTU
Sølund
Published

2022

Hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers before and during the COVID-19 pandemic

Summary

The observational trial investigated how the hand hygiene compliance (HHC) of healthcare workers (HCWs) changed before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study involved approximately 140 HCWs in three medical departments at the Danish Regional Hospital of West Jutland. 

American Journal of Infection Control

Published

2022

Letter to the Editor: Validation of electronic hand hygiene monitoring systems: the IPC community must agree on four essentials

Summary

A clear validation guidance must be agreed upon and shared by the global infection prevention and control (IPC) community to help colleagues make informed decisions about which EHHMS to invest in.

The Journal of Hospital Infection 

Published

2021

Hand hygiene compliance of healthcare workers before and during the COVID-19 pandemic: A long-term follow-up study

Summary

An investigation of the change in HH compliance (HHC) of healthcare workers (HCWs) once a data-driven feedback intervention was stopped and assessed if the COVID-19 pandemic influenced the HH behavior.

American Journal of Infection Control

Published

2021

Effectiveness of an electronic hand hygiene monitoring system to increase compliance and reduce healthcare-associated infections

Summary

In this interventional study in a nephrology department, the effects of an electronic hand hygiene monitoring system on the hand hygiene compliance improvements of healthcare workers (n=99) and hospital-acquired bloodstream infection reductions were explored. 

The Journal of Hospital Infection

 

Published

2021

Assessing the clinical accuracy of a hand hygiene system: Learnings from a validation study

Summary

Data from direct observations were compared with data obtained from the Sani Nudge system in a German University Hospital. 

American Journal of Infection Control

Published

2021

Letter to the editor:  Changing hand hygiene behaviour might not be that easy

Summary 

Healthcare workers use the Sani Nudge hand hygiene system as a measurement tool to access new intervention techniques. This study indicates that simple, static nudges like tape on the floor do not increase hand hygiene compliance and that dynamic light nudges may be needed to change the behaviour of healthcare workers.

Journal of Hospital Infection

 

Published

2021

Use of an electronic hand hygiene monitoring system is associated with decreased staff absenteeism

Summary 

The demonstrated relationship between staff hand hygiene compliance and absenteeism shows a return of investment opportunity for hospital management while also increasing the staff and patient safety.

Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control


Published

2021

Electronic hand hygiene systems can be used to assess clinically relevant interventions

Summary 

Ensuring the safety of healthcare workers is vital to overcome the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We present an analysis of the social interactions between the healthcare workers at hospitals and nursing homes to identify high-risk areas of infections and contaminations. 

Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control


Published

2021

Analysis of social interactions and risk factors relevant to the spread of infectious diseases at hospitals and nursing homes

Summary 

Ensuring the safety of healthcare workers is vital to overcome the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We here present an analysis of the social interactions between the healthcare workers at hospitals and nursing homes to identify high-risk areas of infections and contamination.

PLOS ONE

Published

2020

Light-guided nudging and data-driven performance feedback improve hand hygiene compliance among nurses and doctors​

Summary

This multi-modal approach proved effective as hospitals improved their hand hygiene compliance to some of the highest levels reported in literature today.

American Journal of Infection Control

Published

2020

Automated Hand Hygiene Monitoring Increases The Understanding of Poor Compliance Behaviour

Summary 

University hospitals tripled their hand hygiene compliance rates in this study aimed to access compliance across 2.2 million data points.

Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 

Published

2020

Significantly Improved Hand Hygiene Compliance Using Nudging and Performance Feedback Based on Data from an Automated Monitoring System

Summary 

This study illustrates that the Sani Nudge solution has a positive impact on the hygiene behavior of healthcare workers which reduced pathogen transmissions.

American Journal of Infection Control 

Published

2019

Clinical experiences with a new system for automated hand hygiene monitoring: A prospective observational study​

 Summary 

University hospitals implemented the Sani Nudge solution and found it superior to direct observations in hygiene monitoring.

American Journal of Infection Control


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Research pipeline

Sani Nudge has several cutting-edge research projects in various stages of development with collaborators around the globe

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Published

Regional Hospital of West Jutland

Susanne Gundersborg Sandbøl, Eva Natalia Glassou, Svend Ellermann-Eriksen, Annette Haagerup 

Hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers before and during
the COVID-19 pandemic

Published

Kolding Hospital
Jens Kjølseth Møller, Susanne Kolle, Mette Holst, Annie Rosenfeldt Knudsen et al.

Effectiveness of an electronic hand hygiene monitoring system to increase compliance and reduce healthcare-associated infections

Published

Bispebjerg & Aarhus University Hospitals
Jenny Dahl Knudsen, Svend Ellermann-Eriksen, Anne-Mette Iversen, Marie Stangerup et al.

Light-guided nudging and data-driven performance feedback improve hand hygiene compliance among nurses and doctors.

Published

Bispebjerg & Aarhus University Hospitals 
Jenny Dahl Knudsen, Svend Ellermann-Eriksen, Anne-Mette Iversen, Marie Stangerup et al.

Significantly improved hand hygiene compliance using nudging and performance feedback

Published

University Hospital Mannheim

Alexandra Heninger, Nina Wismath, Evelyn Fritz, et al.

Accessing the clinical accuracy of hand hygiene monitoring systems: Is it time for new standards?

Published

Bispebjerg & Frederiksberg Hospitals  
Marie Stangerup, Bente Olesen, Henrik Calum et al.

Hand hygiene compliance of healthcare workers before and during the COVID-19 pandemic: A long-term follow-up study

Published

Technical University of Denmark, Aarhus University Hospitals, & Sølund Nursing Home
COVIDtrace project group

Automated contact tracing to prevent the spread of coronavirus in hospitals and nursing homes

Published

Bispebjerg & Frederiksberg Hospitals  
Hansen MH, Marie Stangerup, Bente Olesen, Henrik Calum et al.

Changing hand hygiene behaviour might not be that easy

Published

Sølund Nursing Home 
COVIDtrace project group

Improving hand hygiene in nursing homes. 

Data Analysis

Aarhus University Hospital
Anne-Mette Iversen, Svend Ellermann-Eriksen, Morten Münster, Brian Kristensen et al.

A clinical validation study

Data Analysis

Aarhus University Hospital
Anne-Mette Iversen, Svend Ellermann-Eriksen, Morten Münster, Brian Kristensen et al.

Nudging as a tool to improve hand hygiene performance in healthcare settings

Data Analysis

Aarhus University Hospital
Anne-Mette Iversen, Svend Ellermann-Eriksen, Morten Münster, Brian Kristensen et al.

The effect of performance feedback and behaviorally-informed messaging on hand hygiene compliance on healthcare workers

Data Collection

Radboud University Medical Center 
Joost Hopmann, Heiman Wertheim, Amla Tostmann et al.

Improving hand hygiene compliance using automated monitoring systems and regular feedback to healthcare workers

Data Collection

Imperial College NHS Trust Hospitals 
Jon Otter et al.

Implementing and using data actively to reduce the number of hospital-acquired infections and staff sick leave

Data Collection