GAINESVILLE, Fla., Jan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- HyGreen, Inc., a leader in hand hygiene monitoring, today announced a distribution agreement and partnership with RCA Medical, a subsidiary of Ascendis Health Limited, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Each year, hundreds of millions of patients around the world are affected by health care-associated infections as organisms are transmitted from patient to patient via the unwashed hands of healthcare workers. To help combat these infections, the HyGreen system actively reminds healthcare workers if they forget to wash before patient contact and wirelessly records all hand hygiene events in the hospital.
Over the last 15 years RCA has established themselves as Market Leaders in the areas of medical pendant systems and surgical area theatre lights and have experienced significant growth in the areas of anesthetics, patient monitoring, imaging, theatre tables and hospital beds. Today, RCA is capable of offering complete solutions for the Operating Theatre, all ICUs, Trauma Units, Maternity, General Wards and Radiology.
RCA has access to 396 Public Hospitals and 256 Private Hospitals in Africa and will be a major influence in the hand hygiene market.
"HyGreen will easily fit into the hospital protocols of RCA's customers due to its passive role in hand hygiene compliance. Healthcare facilities will be exited to work with a real time behavioral modification system that directly effects the bottom line in cost reduction," said HyGreen President, Ron Youngblood. "With hospitals facing new challenges in Africa and worldwide, HyGreen is able to fill a major role in front line infection prevention for both patients and healthcare workers."
The HyGreen system was designed to reflect guidelines from leading industry experts, including the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint Commission.
President, HyGreen Inc.
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