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Category winner – Cleaning Management and Training Solutions
Infection Prevention Monitor (IPM) from Alpheios, offers hospitals and other healthcare institutions a practical insight into how they are dealing with protocols for infection prevention, and how the risk of cross-contamination can be avoided in their buildings
Independent hygienists carry out inspections using the IPM app on an iPad, then provide a full report along with advice as to how performance can be improved.
The system goes well beyond hygiene and cleaning – it also covers the handling of patients, wound care, the state of the building, medication and food handling. It is module based so users can decide which areas should be measured, and to what extent.
The judges felt that in developing this system, Alpheios is addressing a key area of modern hygiene practice. The awareness of hospital-acquired infections has increased significantly in recent years and our industry can play a key role in addressing the challenges associated with effective hygiene practices.
Not only does IPM bring problems to the attention of the facilities manager, it offers solutions too – training programmes and checklists are provided. And combating an infection outbreak in a hospital is extremely expensive – in terms of money and public perception. IPM can help to prevent such scenarios taking place. The judges believe such a system can make a truly significant difference to hygiene and to health.
9th May 2012