Setting higher standards to prevent healthcare acquired infections
Achieving proven clinical outcomes against healthcare-associated infections
The DebMed® Programme integrates three key elements: Essential Products / Vital Information / Highest Standards to allow for a tailored hand hygiene compliance and skin care programme to be installed in to any healthcare environment. The programme ensures the right products are available where and when needed, enables hand hygiene and skin care best practice and will bring real sustainable health and financial benefits to hospitals, patients and staff.
DebMed® is a unique, integrated hand hygiene compliance and skin care programme that is customised to each healthcare environment. The DebMed® Programme is proven to increase hand hygiene compliance and reduce HCAIs like MRSA by 42%. In a breakthrough 3-year clinical study (2012 - 2015) at a large US academic medicalcentre, the DebMed® Programme was proven to: Improve hand hygiene compliance by 25.5%, reduce HCAIs like MRSA by 42% and result in overall cost savings of $434,0001.
Challenges & Best Practice
Healthcare Associated Infections
Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAIs) remain a persistent threat for patient safety, hospital reputation and the risk of financial repercussions and penalties.
About Hand Hygiene
A lack of hand hygiene compliance by healthcare staff continues to be a significant contributor to the spread of pathogens, resulting in HCAI’s.
Hand Hygiene Best Practice
Implementing best practice makes a significant difference in increasing compliance and reducing HCAI’s.
A complete range of hand hygiene and skin care products developed specifically for healthcare and safe for frequent use.
An electronic system proven to be an accurate and reliable method of measuring hand hygiene compliance following the WHO ‘5-Moments’.
Highest Standards of Behaviour
We support you to change staff behaviour and meet the highest standards of skin care.
News & Blog
Keep your skin healthy this winter3 Dec 2018 In the winter, Healthcare workers are more likely to suffer from skin issues, with studies showing...
Deb to showcase innovative hand hygiene programme during IPS conference20 Aug 2018 Deb is getting ready to showcase its hand hygiene innovation at this year’s Infection Prevention...
Hand hygiene – the first step in tackling antimicrobial resistance31 Jul 2018 The rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the biggest threats to global health in today’...
Raising standards of hand hygiene – infection prevention in focus in recent Westminster debate8 Jun 2018 Hand hygiene and infection prevention is now a top priority on the Government’s agenda, after a...
DebMed backs WHO’s global hand hygiene campaign to raise awareness of life-threatening condition25 Apr 2018 Deb, the skin care division of SC Johnson Professional, and a world leader in occupational skin...
Our DebMed Programme has made it to the finalist list for Tomorrow’s Cleaning Awards 201813 Feb 2018 As disruptive technology continues to grow, Healthcare facilities are considering the use of...
Acing Hand Hygiene Compliance22 Jan 2019
Imagine this scenario: Your patient, in for a routine procedure, dies 10 days post-op because of a mistake you made. That mistake? You didn’t follow hand hygiene...
Protecting outdoor workers’ skin this winter15 Jan 2019
During the winter months, dry and sore skin is an especially common problem for outdoor workers as they are exposed to cold environments for longer periods of time...
The Joint Commission Audit: Are You Ready?8 Jan 2019
As we approach the one year anniversary of the Joint Commission’s decision to place an increased focus on hand hygiene behavior among healthcare staff, what have you done...
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