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A smile for hand hygiene in the Christophorus-Hospital Coesfeld

Ophardt Hygiene’s motivating hand disinfection dispensers support infection prevention in high risk area

Careful hand disinfection is considered to be the most important measure to avoid the transfer of infections. There is proof that eye-catching disinfection dispensers in favourable locations sustainably support the improvement of hand hygiene in daily hospital life. The Christophorus Hospital in Coesfeld, North Rhine- Westphalia, uses such an innovative concept.

Motivation beats infections

By introducing dispensers as eye-catchers in the entrance hall of neonatal intensive care unit both employees and visitors are encouraged to disinfect their hands. The concept behind individual design: The front of the compact disinfection dispenser PRAESIDIO is decorated with a smiling face, the aim is to positively influence the frequency of use. The contact-free and intuitive control system supports infection protection. A fill-level monitoring window on the side of the dispenser guarantees easy control and permanent availability of disinfecting fluid.

„Both visitors and employees have accepted the dispensers well. The eye-catching appearance of the dispensers motivates employees in daily routine to disinfect their hands and is a component part of patient safety.”, says Prof. Dr. med. Lutz von Müller, chief physician of the Institute for Laboratory Medicine, Microbiology and Hygiene at the Christophorus Clinics Coesfeld-Dülmen-Nottuln

Over the next few months the hospital plans to introduce more OPHARDT hygiene dispensers to hygiene sensitive areas to improve treatment quality and health.

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