C. diff Alert motivates worker to improve hand-hygiene practices
- Tue, 8/14/12 - 2:39pm
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Proventix Systems, Inc (Birmingham, AL) invented the C. diff Alert to aid caregivers in their fight against Clostridium difficile (C.diff). The C. diff Alert is a feature that is unique to Proventix's nGage™, a point-of-care compliance monitoring system that motivates health care workers to improve their hand-hygiene practices. The nGage system uses badges worn by caregivers that works with a two-way Communication Unit (CU) located directly above an automated hand sanitizer or soap dispenser to deliver patient and caregiver-related information. When a caregiver or visitor approaches an automated hand sanitizer dispenser, the CU delivers a notification on its visual display alerting if a patient is under special precautions for C. diff. Also, to encourage appropriate hand hygiene, the CU disables the automated hand sanitizer dispenser and directs caregivers to wash their hands with soap and water, all while tracking the sequence of events.
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