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
Caring for hands in the community22/02/2019 - 10:21 SC Johnson Professional, the makers of the Cutan Hand Hygiene range, are one of the world’s leading...
Keep your skin healthy this winter03/12/2018 - 10:16 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 conference20/08/2018 - 09:03 Deb is getting ready to showcase its hand hygiene innovation at this year’s Infection Prevention...
Hand hygiene – the first step in tackling antimicrobial resistance31/07/2018 - 16:32 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 debate08/06/2018 - 09:22 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 condition25/04/2018 - 14:42 Deb, the skin care division of SC Johnson Professional, and a world leader in occupational skin...
Putting workers’ wellbeing front of mind19 Mar 2019
Occupational skin disorders (OSDs) are a silent threat and an industry issue that often goes unreported and unnoticed. Implementing a Behaviour Change Process can be an...
Show Your Hands Devotion – Use Lotion12 Mar 2019
When treating sick patients, you wear a gown, gloves and a mask. You follow the World Health Organization’s My 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene and you’re careful to sanitize after...
Breaking the Chain of Infection5 Mar 2019
There are many different germs that threaten the health and well-being of adults and children inside and outside of the healthcare setting. Germs spread in many way ways from...
Tackling the rise of ‘superbugs’ with effective hand hygiene26 Feb 2019
How Safe Are Our Hands?19 Feb 2019
When people think of hospitals, the words ‘clean’ or ‘sterile’ often come to mind, but according to research, words like ‘pathogens’ and ‘superbugs’ would...
Improving Hand Hygiene Compliance in Food Service12 Feb 2019
Viruses, bacteria, and parasites are commonly transmitted to food by way of improperly washed hands. Approximately 97% of foodborne illness in the U.S. can...