Navigation Links
Bay Medical Fights Healthcare-Associated Infections by Improving Hand Hygiene 300%
Date:9/16/2009

PANAMA CITY, Fla., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- In a presumably sterile environment such as a hospital, diligence of staff washing their hands when moving from patient to patient can easily be taken for granted. Yet, according to The Joint Commission, handwashing failures contribute to healthcare-associated infections that kill nearly 100,000 Americans each year and cost U.S. hospitals $4 billion to $29 billion annually to combat. At Bay Medical Center in Panama City, Florida, Compirion Healthcare Solutions, a healthcare consulting firm that was engaged to help improve ED Throughput, Finance and Core Measures compliance, found only 30% of the staff regularly washed their hands between visits with patients.

Handwashing originally fell under the auspices of Infection Control. Instead, Compirion's initial observations were brought before the Steering Team.

"Out of concern for patient safety, the Steering Team took ownership of handwashing protocols to a very personal level," said Chief Nursing Officer Lynette Svingen. "CEO acknowledgment of the issue certainly got the ball rolling."

Of three consulting companies that had been brought in, Compirion was the first that made changes with real impact. The hospital had had a lot of great ideas but struggled with implementation. Data was collected and reported, but no one took ownership of the idea, no one followed through, and no one was held accountable. To remedy that, the Compirion project leader put together an accountability spreadsheet that named names and then posted it for all to see. That single small act prompted the turning point in the project.

The Steering Team, working closely with Compirion consultants, assigned two phases to the handwashing initiative, Mentoring and Observation. The Mentoring phase involved rounding by select managers, directors
'/>"/>

SOURCE Compirion Healthcare Solutions, LLC
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. MSU engineering team designs innovative medical device
2. ATS Medical to Present at the 2007 Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference
3. Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, Caregivers Reach Agreement on a Union Contract
4. Owner and Operator of Florida Durable Medical Equipment Company Convicted of Medicare Fraud
5. Father and Daughter From Tanzania Receive Their First Medical Examination in Newport Beach
6. Doctors and medical ethicist discuss whether doctors should participate in capital punishment
7. Preparation for Natural Disasters Critical for People With Diabetes, Chronic Medical Conditions
8. Doctors and Medical Ethicist Discuss Whether Doctors Should Participate in Capital Punishment
9. Symmetry Medical Completes Acquisition Of Specialty Surgical Instruments
10. Milestone Scientific Announces Successful Completion of its Collaboration Agreement With Carticept Medical
11. FDA Seeks to Regulate Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Products Such as Vegetable Juice Could Be Restricted for Medical Use
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/14/2014)... treat children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis is a reasonable ... fewer missed school days, according to a pilot study. ... Hospital and published online April 12 in the ... the first prospective study on nonoperative management of acute ... , Researchers enrolled 77 patients age 7 to 17 ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... 2014, Perth, Australia. Drug discovery company Proteomics International ... of a companion diagnostic (CDx) test with the ... The research team authenticated the panel of biomarkers ... samples. Seven biomarkers were validated at high stringency ... The mass spectrometry data was then cross-validated using ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... 2014) When it comes to the cost and ... Patients get the best care when they are treated ... extensive experience in their current job, according to a ... and Columbia Business School. The study was published in ... Applied Economics . , The review of more ...
(Date:4/13/2014)... STANFORD, Calif. A low-cost empowerment program for ... and sexual harassment of these girls, who live ... and are frequently attacked, a large new study ... Stanford University School of Medicine, Lucile Packard Children,s ... No Worldwide, validated the program,s effectiveness in combating ...
(Date:4/11/2014)... the processes that control brain cell production could pave ... brain-related disorders. , Scientists have gained new understanding of ... how and when nerve and brain cells are formed ... and keeps it healthy. Their findings could help explain ... which is a fundamental characteristic of many diseases including ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Antibiotics alone are a successful treatment for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in kids 2Health News:Antibiotics alone are a successful treatment for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in kids 3Health News:Longer nurse tenure on hospital units leads to higher quality care 2Health News:Empowerment program greatly decreases incidence of rape, Stanford/Packard-led study finds 2Health News:Empowerment program greatly decreases incidence of rape, Stanford/Packard-led study finds 3Health News:Empowerment program greatly decreases incidence of rape, Stanford/Packard-led study finds 4
... (Nov. 8, 2011) - Patients who are not ... lesions could be treated with carotid artery stenting, according ... at The University of Texas Health Science Center at ... by lead investigator Colin M. Barker, M.D., at the ...
... , TUESDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) -- The reversal ... of receiving a new organ from a deceased donor, U.S. ... Sharing (UNOS) gave priority to potential recipients who had a ... an antigen involved in the body,s immune response to foreign ...
... on Dec. 1, University of Cincinnati research is shedding light ... AIDS and HIV infections. An Ohio survey conducted by Matthew ... AIDS remains a public health concern. Asare surveyed just ... AIDS/HIV and sex all subjects that are considered taboo ...
... Smoking bans in public places have had a spillover effect ... new study. U.S. researchers analyzed data from a nationally ... who lived in counties with total smoking bans in workplaces, ... bans at home. Homes with children were most likely ...
... TUESDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds older ... than younger women, suggesting that older patients may not be ... over the past three decades. Researchers analyzed U.S. government ... death rates were stable throughout the 1980s for women aged ...
... it sounds like good news: The body,s own immune ... not necessarily for the benefit of the patient. "We ... Professor Dr. Viktor Umansky, immunologist at DKFZ and University ... the immune system specifically attack tumor cells. On the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Racial Disparities Still Exist for Kidney Recipients, Study Finds 2Health News:Survey finds that AIDS remains an unspeakable subject for African immigrants 2Health News:Public Smoking Bans May Spill Over to Households 2Health News:Advances in Breast Cancer Care May Not Be Reaching Older Women 2Health News:Using Viagra to combat malignant melanoma 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Research and Markets ... the "Dental Consumables Market - Global Industry ... - 2018" report to their offering. ... ) Dental consumables are products which are ... impairments, for tooth restoration and in treatment of ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Novation, the leading ... company, awarded several new IT value-added reseller (VAR) ... hospital organizations with IT goods and services at ... agreements, as well as value-added services such as ... New Novation agreements were awarded to ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... DUBLIN , January 15, 2014 ... that it has waived the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) ... the outstanding shares of ViroPharma Incorporated (NASDAQ: VPHM).   ... no longer conditional on OFT approval, and Shire expects to ... currently scheduled expiration time, subject to the satisfaction of all ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dental Consumables Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2018 2Dental Consumables Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2018 3New Novation Information Technology VAR Contracts Offer Significant Savings to Hospitals 2Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 2Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 3
... Cryo System is the first in portability and performance. ... surgeons who need a flexible, portable system with the ... CTU attaches easily to an "E" size tank and ... cryo to where it is needed.,The CTU Travel Case ...
... easy-to-use, workflow-based system designed to save you time ... the SleepWorks software and either the Connex or ... can be used for a complete range of ... EEG recording - and have superior signal quality ...
... made up of three integral components including ... Merci Balloon Guide Catheter. The system employs ... the clot has been identified using angiography, ... through a small incision in the femoral ...
... level of care you can provide to ... care program, including innovative products, standardization and ... Davol® pulsed lavage systems deliver the performance ... tissue, bacteria, and foreign material. Each provides ...
Medicine Products: