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Hygiene management made easy – EvK Lippstadt relies on DHP disposable hygiene pumps

Recyclable pumps for dispensers improve hygiene standards in high-risk areas of hospitals.

The regular reprocessing (cleaning) of soap and hand disinfectant dispensers plays an integral part of hygiene management in every medical facility. The “heart” of every dispenser system is the dosing pump. The dosing pump is constantly in contact with solutions and over time and can become contaminated, requiring regular cleaning. However, with increasing financial and time pressure in hospitals, it’s becoming more difficult for facility management crews to ensure that hygiene pumps are properly maintained.

“The DHP compliments the established hygiene management in our hospital in the long term. The installation of the pumps is simple and hygienic at the same time.”

Two intensive care units retrofitted

The Evangelische Krankenhaus Lippstadt (EvK) has found an ideal solution to their maintenance problem. Since the beginning of the year, the clinic has been using recyclable DHP disposable pumps on the neonatal and adult intensive care units. These innovative pumps are used in a total of over 150 hand sanitizer dispensers and make resource-intensive reprocessing unnecessary. The stations are equipped with touchless and manual hygiene dispensers from OPHARDT hygiene’s ingo-man® plus series. The Euro-bottle-compatible dispensers continue to allow a manufacturer-independent choice of products – which reduces costs in the long term.

Jan-Henrick Wischer, specialist for hospital hygiene and infection prevention at EvK, explains that “The DHP compliments the established hygiene management in our hospital in the long term. The installation of the pumps is simple and hygienic at the same time.”.

With the introduction of recyclable hygiene pumps, the EvK is on path of continuous improvement for hygiene compliance. Hand hygiene has been further enhanced in the hospital with the integration of touchless dispensers in signal colours as well as wi-fi enabled dispensers that track hygiene data.

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