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Managing infection control through hand hygiene

Hand in Scan

In partnership with HandInScan

Creators of the Semmelweis scanner, HandInScan is a Hungarian health-tech company focusing on the prevention of healthcare-associated infections (HAI), control of outbreaks and biological contamination. HandInScan provides technology-based, quality assured hand hygiene education and control – leading to a safer and more efficient operation in areas such as healthcare, food industry, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

Why HandInScan?

  • Everybody can be affected by healthcare-associated infections (HAI)
  • 7% chance of contracting HAI even in high-grade hospitals
  • Proper hand hygiene eliminates at least 30% of HAI
  • An average European hospital suffers a €300 000 loss in annual direct costs due to preventable HAI
  • MRSA infections cost $5 500/incident to an average US hospital

Infection control that's easy to implement

The Semmelweis scanner:

  • gives immediate, objective feedback on hand hygiene competence
  • is an easy to use, interactive tool that facilitates self-learning
  • is easy to set up and integrate into daily life
  • identifies health workers through RFID cards or barcodes
  • produces scans that feed across to the software in real-time

A. Lehotsky et al: Conclusive Results of a Multi-Center Hand Hygiene Technique Assessment Study, Proc. of the 16th Congress of the Intl. Federation of Infection Control (IFIC), Vienna, P32, 2016

Reporting software that enables consistent quality in hand hygiene

  • Integrate with existing hospital databases
  • Collect data on health workers’ hand hygiene status and progress
  • Monitor hand hygiene status & progress by occupation, age, department
  • Generate reports for quality management purposes and for audits
  • Help manage risks and support outbreak management by filtering and analysing the available data
  • Upload data to the cloud

The most complete package on the market for hand hygiene control!

Makes training more effective

The Semmelweis scanner employs evidence-based, objective assessment methods regarding hand hygiene performance. It is an excellent tool to teach and validate new staff members in the required standards of hand hygiene, as well as maintain these standards in regular training sessions.

Creates positive behavioural change

The Semmelweis scanner is a unique tool for continuous monitoring of hand hygiene.

Create Automated Quality Checkpoints for objective and simple hand hygiene controls for the infection control team to maintain high standards across the organisation.

Empowers your patients and visitors with hand hygiene knowledge

Visitors can bring germs to hospitals and usually do not have any hand hygiene training.

The Semmelweis Scanner can educate the correct hand hygiene practice to visitors without involving hospital human resources.

Evidence-based technology

  • Tested by 15 000+ healthcare workers
  • 28% of staff fails objective assessment after traditional training
    DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-13-249
  • Achieving 70% improvement by presenting personalized feedback to users
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jhin.2015.05.010.
  • 2 ml handrub is never enough to cover larger hands
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.07.006
  • Semmelweis Scanner is the only technology available for objective hand hygiene assessment
    DOI: 10.1109/CINTI.2015.7382946

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