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 medical centre, 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
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...
The future of hand hygiene compliance in healthcare12 Jan 2018 Effective monitoring is an essential part of any hand hygiene programme. Paul Jakeway looks at how...
Changing the Culture of Hand Hygiene16 Oct 2018
Making a change in an established routine isn’t easy, especially when it comes to breaking a bad habit. In the world of healthcare, hand hygiene is essential to patient safety,...
Global Handwashing Day – Spread the messages, not the germs9 Oct 2018
Driving best practice through the 3-Moments of Skin Care2 Oct 2018
Every day, more than 1 in 10 workers suffer from dermatitis – sore and inflamed skin on the hands which can make routine manual tasks a challenge. Dermatitis is just...
Putting the Cold and Flu out of Work25 Sep 2018
The cold and flu isn’t on the payroll, but it works overtime to infect everyone it can. This doesn’t just harm a worker’s health, it can have major consequences for a business,...
It’s Back-to-School Season – for Students, Faculty and Germs18 Sep 2018
Back-to-school season means a return to cold and flu season. With students, teachers and staff spending several hours each day within close proximity of one another, germs...
Housekeeping Hand Hygiene: The Key to Cleanliness11 Sep 2018
Housekeepers tackle big and small messes every day. While cleaning and sanitizing spaces such as hotel suites or lobbies, housekeepers can encounter and spread...