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HyGreen partners with RCA Medical in Johannesburg, South Africa
Hand hygiene monitoring specialist HyGreen, has this week announced a distribution agreement and partnership with RCA Medical, a subsidiary of Ascendis Health, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Each year, hundreds of millions of patients around the world are affected by healthcare-associated infections as organisms are transmitted from patient to patient via the unwashed hands of healthcare workers. To help combat these infections, the HyGreen system actively reminds healthcare workers if they forget to wash before patient contact and wirelessly records all hand hygiene events in the hospital.
Over the last 15 years RCA has established itself as a market leader in the areas of medical pendant systems and surgical area theatre lights and has experienced significant growth in the areas of anaesthetics, patient monitoring, imaging, theatre tables and hospital beds. Today, RCA is capable of offering complete solutions for the operating theatre, all ICUs, trauma units, maternity, general wards and radiology.
RCA has access to 396 public hospitals and 256 private hospitals in Africa and will be a major influence in the hand hygiene market.
"HyGreen will easily fit into the hospital protocols of RCA's customers due to its passive role in hand hygiene compliance," says HyGreen President, Ron Youngblood. "Healthcare facilities will be excited to work with a real time behavioural modification system that directly effects the bottom line in cost reduction.
"With hospitals facing new challenges in Africa and worldwide, HyGreen is able to fill a major role in front line infection prevention for both patients and healthcare workers."
The HyGreen system was designed to reflect guidelines from leading industry experts, including the Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, The World Health Organisation and the Joint Commission.
29th January 2015