Touching is inevitable in patient care. Infection is not.
Touching patient is indeed inevitable. But infection is optional, because hand hygiene is both a perspective and a responsibility. It is a perspective because it must first be regarded and wholly accepted as a moral and professional obligation. There is no two ways about it. And it is a responsibility because you hold yourself and others equally accountable.
Three years of testing and input from observers, infection control nurses, educators, quality leaders, nursing leaders, epidemiologists and doctors, we have formulated these underlying principles in our solutions design. And we believe we have found a workable way to standardise hand hygiene operations to finally help hospitals systematically drive change and improve compliance by addressing the root of the problem.
We'll let you in on our thinking behind the development of Semmel and its ancillary services.
A single inter-operable standard
We’ve seen different interpretations of data collection methods in hospitals. Sample sizes that are incongruent with population size, fluctuating sample size, backfilling quota and unknown dispersal of observation times are some of the common examples. Different data collection methods questions the validity of data and you do not get the assurance of your infection control practice.
The aim of Semmel is to standardise data collection so that hand hygiene knowledge, skills and practices become transferable and inter-operable. A tool like Semmel ensures the standard is not corrupted over time and minimises variability in the data. The result is a single yardstick to measure compliance where results are comparable month-on-month, quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year as well as inter and intra institutions.
Observers Are The Key
Context is King
Build Network Effect
No, you don’t need to buy any hand sanitisers to subscribe to our system and program. It doesn’t come as a free tool “bundled” with hand sanitisers. Our mission is to develop hand hygiene improvement tools and programs, not pushing sanitisers. Independence gives us the freedom to construct to the best interest of patients and hospitals. So we continuously invest in our tools to make it better for you.
Our channel partners share the same philosophy. If our tool is provided free to you, they are paid for by our partners and our service contract is signed between you and us, not with them. This guarantees business and service continuity, the data belongs to you and you can terminate anytime with a free mind. No strings attached and no fine prints.