DebMed® to Display World's First Monitored Point-of-Care Hand Hygiene Dispenser at National Association for Healthcare Quality Conference 2013

Oct 02, 2013, 09:07 ET from DebMed

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

What: Both the World Health Organization's (WHO's) Five Moments for Hand Hygiene standard and the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare Lean Six Sigma Hand Hygiene project recognize that it is essential for hand sanitizer to be immediately accessible to healthcare workers without having to leave the patient environment. Having hand sanitizer nearby enables staff to clean their hands quickly and easily at the critical point of patient care.

During the upcoming National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) conference tradeshow, DebMed will be exhibiting their latest product innovation, the world's first point-of-care monitored dispenser for hand hygiene. DebMed's monitored dispenser will track and record hand hygiene moments at the point-of-care, which had not been possible until now. Product demonstrations will allow NAHQ attendees to directly experience the reporting features of the DebMed® GMS™ (Group Monitoring System), the world's first automated real-time group monitoring system to report hand hygiene compliance rates based on the WHO Five Moments. The point-of-care dispenser easily mounts to overbed tables and bedside tables, providing convenient access during the clinical workflow, saving staff valuable time while still enabling them to easily adhere to proper hand hygiene. The new dispenser further expands the DebMed GMS portfolio, tracking staff hand hygiene compliance at the point-of-care in addition to the wall-mounted dispensers.

"Until now, electronic hand hygiene monitoring systems have not been able to track or give staff 'credit' for cleaning their hands at the point-of-care," said Heather McLarney, vice president of marketing, DebMed, North America. "DebMed continues to be the innovative leader in the hand hygiene market with the introduction of the world's first point-of-care dispenser to monitor hand hygiene compliance, enhancing the DebMed GMS even further to offer the most robust electronic hand hygiene system on the market."

Where: Kentucky International Convention Center

221 S 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202

DebMed Booth Number 101


October 6 – 9, 2013

October 6 exhibit hours: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

October 7 exhibit hours: 7:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

October 8 exhibit hours: 7:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

About DebMed®
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. For more information on the study or DebMed, visit

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 US operations based in Charlotte, NC, Deb Group is comprised of 21 companies operating in 16 countries.  For more information, visit