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DebMed Group Monitoring System encourages hand hygiene19th of September 2013
The DebMed Group Monitoring System (GMS) from Deb Group is intended to encourage hospital staff to wash their hands. It consists of simply adding a chip to one of the company’s hand soap dispensers to monitor usage.
The chip in each dispenser sends information to an off-site server. There, the data is recorded, analysed and then made available either online or by email to hospital staff in an entirely automated process.
The GMS records the number of times dispensers are used in different parts of a hospital and compares this with an estimated reasonable usage customised to the circumstances of each hospital. This target is based on the World Health Organisation’s Five Moments for Hand Hygiene.