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HyGreen, Inc. showcased its hand hygiene system, HyGreen(R), at the National Patient Safety Foundation's 14th Annual Patient Safety Congress. This year's event was held at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on May 23-25, 2012.

HyGreen, Inc. showcased its hand hygiene system, HyGreen(R), at the National Patient Safety Foundation's 14th Annual Patient Safety Congress. This year's event was held at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on May 23-25, 2012.

Why is hand hygiene important? Studies show that hand washing is the simplest and most effective way to reduce healthcare associated infections (HAIs). Despite this, hand hygiene in hospitals is low, averaging 40%. Lack of hand washing has lead to the 1.7 million infections recorded in the U.S. each year adding more than $40 billion annually to U.S. healthcare costs. HyGreen's ability to remind healthcare workers to wash before patient contact enhances patient safety and helps hospitals lower healthcare associated infections.

"With healthcare associated infections on the rise, it is more important than ever to improve patient safety and quality through reducing infections," states HyGreen CEO Craig T. Davenport. 

Attendees also had the opportunity to meet a user of the HyGreen system. Barbara Simmonds, RN, BS, CIC from Miami Children's Hospital presented a poster entitled "Effects of Electronic Monitoring on Hand Hygiene Adherence and Healthcare Associated Infections" at the Patient Safety Congress. This poster compared hand hygiene observation rates and infection rates pre and post HyGreen installation.

The HyGreen system was designed to reflect guidelines from leading industry experts, including the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Joint Commission.

On Thursday, June 14(th) , HyGreen, Inc. is holding a Webinar on the HyGreen(R) Hand Hygiene System. To attend, log on to http://www.hygreen.com or contact us at info(at)hygreen(dot)com.

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