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Hand hygiene events and infection spread prevention

In our articles, we frequently highlight various scenarios in which an RTLS system like Trackgent can provide significant benefits. In other articles, we are proudly announcing partnerships with various companies that share our vision for the potential of Real-Time Location and its innovative applications. Today, we are excited to share a partnership that encompasses both aspects!

OPHARDT Hygiene, a legendary German company with a longstanding commitment to enhancing hand hygiene in hospitals, has been at the forefront of the industry since its inception in 1962. OPHARDT’s journey spans decades of experience, marked by their ability to adapt to evolving world dynamics. An excellent example of their ability can be seen in their dispensers, which have continuously improved and adjusted to meet the evolving standards of hand hygiene, especially in light of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Presently, OPHARDT’s smart dispensers and software possess the remarkable capability to detect each instance of dispenser usage, generating comprehensive reports based on the data collected from the devices. However, one crucial piece of information has been missing—the identity of the individuals using the dispenser.

For some time, OPHARDT has been actively seeking a partner to explore the potential of RTLS. We quickly identified common ground and initiated the development of a system tailored to the specific needs of hand hygiene compliance scenarios. Whenever a dispenser is activated, the Trackgent system cross-references the disinfection timestamp with the presence of personnel equipped with Trackgent Tags in close proximity to the dispenser. This correlation enables us to derive precise insights into the hand hygiene practices of each staff member.

Moreover, leveraging Trackgent’s Rule Engine, we have the capability to send alerts to staff members who have not undergone hand sanitization, gently reminding them to return to the disinfection station.

It goes without saying that having such an infrastructure already in place within the hospital opens up a wide array of scenarios that can be addressed through the collaborative efforts of OPHARDT and Trackgent.

If you’re eager to learn more about this exciting partnership and the possibilities offered by RTLS systems, as well as how OPHARDT’s smart dispensers can be optimally utilized, we encourage you to get in touch with us. We would be delighted to provide you with additional information. Contact us today to unlock the potential of RTLS in healthcare!