How to Power Up Hand Hygiene with Innovation

World Hand Hygiene Day with Ecolab

On this year’s World Hand Hygiene Day, 5 May 2021, the theme and ultimate goal is to achieve effective hand hygiene action at the point of care.

Hand hygiene compliance is recommended as one of the key performance indicators for infection prevention and control programs, patient safety and quality of health services worldwide.

Despite its simplicity, hand hygiene is still poorly practiced in many health care facilities.

Join this roundtable event and learn why healthcare facilities in North America & Europe are choosing electronic Hand Hygiene Monitoring to standardize hand hygiene practices, boost and maintain compliance levels, and protect patients and staff from healthcare-associated infections.

Hear first-hand from our panelists:

  • Why they decided to investigate electronic monitoring.
  • How they built a business case for their hospital to invest in this solution.
  • How they successfully implemented the solution across their teams and facilities.
  • What clinical, financial and operational benefits electronic monitoring has delivered for their organization that they believe can help your hospital, too.

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Stephanie Swanson, North Memorial Hospital Headshot 2021

Stephanie Swanson, MPH, CIC

North Memorial Health Hospital
Robbinsdale (Minneapolis), Minnesota, USA

Stephanie Swanson is currently manager of infection prevention at North Memorial Health, a health system with a Level I Trauma Center located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.  

With a background in epidemiology, Stephanie is passionate about using evidence-based practices to develop and implement processes that improve patient safety and reduce infections. She has been certified in infection control since 2014 and holds a master’s degree in Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

Kathy Nigh

Kathy Nigh, RN, CIC

West Virginia University Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital
Morgantown, West Virginia, USA

Kathy Nigh has been working in Infection Control for 10 years and has her certification CIC. Her assignment at present is in the Neuro/NeuroSurgery Service Line and the Ambulatory Service Line.  She has been with the WVU Hospital/Medicine, a 690-bed academic hospital, for 35 years.  On a personal level she is married with 2 children and 2 grandchildren.

Portrait of Anne-Mette Iversen

Anne-Mette Iversen

Aarhus University Hospital
Aarhus, Denmark

Anne-Mette Iversen is a clinical nurse specialist and PhD student at the Oncology Department at Aarhus University Hospital in Aarhus, Denmark. She graduated with a master’s degree in humanities and health studies at Aarhus University. On a personal level, she is married with five children.   Anne-Mette focused on the importance of good hand hygiene in healthcare situations, working closely with nurses and doctors to educate and encourage good behavior in all aspects to improve patient safety and stop the spread of infection.

Portrait of Dr. Marco Bo Hansen MD

Dr. Marco Bo Hansen MD, PhD Senior Medical Director

Dr. Marco Bo Hansen is a Medical Doctor and PhD from Copenhagen University. He is the Medical Director for the sani nudge hand hygiene solution and has been part of several large hand hygiene improvement projects across Europe that have focused on data-driven performance feedback and nudging to create sustained behavioral changes.

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