DebMed: Get the Upper Hand on MRSA, C. diff and Hand Hygiene Compliance

Key Benefits

Hospital infection control is critical. The DebMed Electronic Hand Hygiene Compliance System can help your facility achieve better clinical outcomes and enhance your patient safety culture.

Clinically Proven Reliability

The DebMed System is clinically proven to drive positive outcomes through better measurement. A first-of-its-kind study, now in press in the American Journal of Infection Control, shows the direct correlation between using data from the DebMed Electronic Hand Hygiene Compliance System to improve WHO 5 Moment compliance and significantly reduced hospital onset Methicillin – resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections.

  • Increased hand hygiene compliance rates by 25.5%1*
  • Decrease Hospital onset MRSA HAI rates by 42%1*
  • Resulted in the avoidance of approximately $434,000 in total costs of care

*Statistically significant

Change in Hand Hygiene Compliance and MRSA HAIs with the DebMed System

Additional peer-reviewed studies have demonstrated:

  • Reduced infection rates, including MRSA, C. diff, and others2,3
  • Significant cost savings as a result of improving compliance and reducing HAIs3
  • The system is as accurate as 24/7/365 video monitoring.4 A year-long study showed the DebMed System produced results nearly identical to 24-hour video monitoring, while direct observation presented highly inflated compliance rates over the same period.

Hand Hygiene Compliance Rates on Research Study Unit Direct Observation vs. Video Validation Study vs. Electronic Compliance System

*Compliance Rates with Direct Observation overstated by almost 50% at study end.
+DebMed System as accurate as 24/7 video monitoring

Effective Training and Support

With our integrated training, education and support, we work with you to implement best practices, and better support and enhance a culture of patient safety.

We Make It Simple – and Affordable – to Succeed

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  • Our badge-free system is easy to incorporate into your facility
  • Requires no significant capital investment to implement
  • Has demonstrated positive return on investment in less than one year
  • Helps reduce costs related to extended length of stay and readmissions
  • Helps reduce the risk of penalties associated with HAC scores, Readmissions and Value Based Purchasing in the US

The DebMed Difference

  • Clinically proven to drive better outcomes
  • Economically affordable – requires no capital investment, no badges to buy or maintain
  • Has shown positive return on investment in one year
  • Utilizes wireless technology inside all DebMed dispensers, including at the point of care, or next to any existing dispensers
  • Delivers powerful reporting with robust, easy-to-read, web-based reports and a comprehensive online toolkit
  • Provides complete training, education, and engaging support to collaboratively attain positive results

DebMed Hand Hygiene Compliance Solutions

Meet Deborah!

She is an approachable, experienced clinician that helps motivate your facility to achieve lasting change. Deborah can be an engaging part of training your team on the DebMed Electronic Hand Hygiene Compliance System via:

  • Videos and Webinars
  • Training materials and in-servicing
  • On-line tools to support you hand hygiene initiatives

DebMed is excited to introduce the newest member of our team- and we know she will become a valuable part of yours.

More exciting Deborah updates coming soon!

Contact us today to discuss hand hygiene compliance monitoring solutions
for hospital infection control.

1. Kelly, J. W., MD, Blackhurst, D., DrPH, McAtee, W., BS, & Steed, C., MSN, RN, CIC. (2016, June 23). Electronic hand hygiene monitoring as a tool for reducing health care–associated methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection. American Journal of Infection Control. 2. Robinson, N, Boeker. S, Steed, C, Kelly, W. Innovative Use of Electronic Hand Hygiene Monitoring to Control a Clostridium Difficile Cluster on a Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Unit. American Journal of Infection Control. June 2014, Vol 42(6):S150   3. Data on file.  4. Diller, T., Kelly, W.J., Blackhurst, D., Steed, C., Boeker, S., McElveen, D.C. Estimation of hand hygiene opportunities on an adult medical ward using 24-hour camera surveillance: Validation of the HOW2 Benchmark Study. American Journal of Infection Control. 2004; 42:602-607. Available at http://www.ajicjournal.org/article/S0196-6553(14)00136-9/abstract

2. Robinson, N, Boeker. S, Steed, C, Kelly, W. Innovative Use of Electronic Hand Hygiene Monitoring to Control a Clostridium Difficile Cluster on a Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Unit. American Journal of Infection Control. June 2014, Vol 42(6):S150.

3. Data on file.

4. Diller, T., Kelly, W.J., Blackhurst, D., Steed, C., Boeker, S., McElveen, D.C. Estimation of hand hygiene opportunities on an adult medical ward using 24-hour camera surveillance: Validation of the HOW2 Benchmark Study. American Journal of Infection Control. 2004; 42:602-607. Available at http://www.ajicjournal.org/article/S0196-6553(14)00136-9/abstract.