CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DebMed®, creator of the world's first electronic hand hygiene compliance monitoring system based on the World Health Organization's (WHO's) Five Moments for Hand Hygiene, will feature their group monitoring system at the 15th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress in New Orleans, May 8-10 at booth #113.
The NPSF Annual Patient Safety Congress is a unique opportunity for practitioners, leaders and experts around the world to come together and share their knowledge about the latest innovations in patient safety. Carefully crafted by leaders in the field to provide real-world tools, resources and evidence-based solutions to patient safety issues, the NPSF Patient Safety Congress is the foremost learning and networking event for the field. The theme of the 15th annual Congress in 2013 is Patient Safety Solution Evolution—the remarkable growth of the patient safety field and the dynamic nature of the work being done today.
"Increasing patient safety and helping healthcare organizations improve quality of care through the use of innovative, evidenced-based technologies is a priority for DebMed," said Heather McLarney, Vice President of Marketing, DebMed. "By participating in the NPSF Patient Safety Congress, DebMed is working to satisfy the demand for improved solutions to advance patient safety."
Improving hand hygiene is a key component of reducing infections as part of an overall patient safety and quality program. The DebMed Group Monitoring System (GMS) is an electronic monitoring system that provides a more accurate, cost-effective and reliable way to measure healthcare workers' hand hygiene compliance than direct observation, a common though unreliable practice that is still used. In addition, the DebMed GMS system that provides real time data and includes an online toolkit with materials designed to help change behavior and improve hand hygiene compliance.
DebMed is the healthcare program of the Deb Group. The DebMed program offers innovative hand hygiene products, electronic monitoring technology and improvement tools to support hand hygiene compliance. The DebMed® GMS™ (Group Monitoring System) is the world's first group monitoring system to report hand hygiene compliance rates in real-time based on the World Health Organization's (WHO) "Five Moments for Hand Hygiene" and to date has recorded more than 27 million hand hygiene events. The electronic monitoring system is being utilized in a four year, multi-site research project being conducted by the Columbia University School of Nursing and funded by a $1.2 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). It is the first study aimed at reducing healthcare-associated infections in pediatric long-term care facilities by improving staff compliance with hand hygiene guidelines. Deb is the first hand hygiene company in the world to provide actionable information along with its hand hygiene products to help drive best practices and improved outcomes for patients worldwide.
For more information on the study or DebMed, visit www.debmed.com.
About Deb Group
Possessing international scale and strong local market presence, Deb Group provides innovative skin care programs for all types of workplace and public environments, spanning industrial, commercial, healthcare and food sectors. Headquartered in the United Kingdom with U.S. operations based in Charlotte, NC, Deb Group is comprised of 21 companies operating in 16 countries. For more information, visit www.debgroup.com.