Georgia-Pacific Professional Showcases SafeHaven(TM) Hand Hygiene Monitoring System at APIC Annual Conference

Top Quote Attendees have opportunity to experience and test monitoring system in model healthcare patient room. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 06, 2013 - ATLANTA - Healthcare professionals attending the APIC 40th Annual Conference can get a "hands-on" experience of Georgia­Pacific Professional's new SafeHaven™ Automated Hygiene Monitoring System when they visit booth #500. Designed to help improve hand hygiene participation inside healthcare facilities, the SafeHaven system monitors and records hand hygiene compliance of healthcare workers. Georgia-Pacific Professional's booth experience will model a patient room visit to highlight the ease and effectiveness of the new system.

    The SafeHaven system incorporates wireless monitoring technology into Georgia-Pacific Professional's automated touchless dispensers to make it easier for healthcare professionals to practice and promote good hand hygiene and help create healthier environments in their facilities. The SafeHaven system uses proven real-time locating system (RTLS) technology provided by Versus Technology, a company with 25 years' experience in healthcare technology solutions.

    To experience the SafeHaven system, show attendees can personally trial the automated solution by wearing an RTLS badge that wirelessly communicates with dispensers. As attendees enter the booth's model patient room, the SafeHaven system will monitor and record their hand hygiene compliance, based on whether they use the room's automated dispensers. Real-time alerts and reporting will be demonstrated to provide immediate feedback and historical trending of compliance rates.

    "Our research(1) shows that, among healthcare professionals, there is a perceived gap between the importance of hand hygiene compliance and hand hygiene implementation at healthcare facilities," said Andy Webb, senior healthcare marketing leader. "The development of the SafeHaven system gives these facilities a way to measure actual compliance and assess the need for education on effective hand hygiene practices."

    Georgia­Pacific Professional will participate in the conference's poster presentation as Alison Lukacsko, vice president - hand care and hygiene, presents the results of a company study of healthcare professionals. The study examines the gaps in perception with hand hygiene programs and implementation. In addition to the SafeHaven system, Georgia­Pacific Professional will be featuring its full line of products for healthcare facilities at its booth.

    For more information on the SafeHaven monitoring system and other healthcare related products from Georgia-Pacific Professional, please contact us at: 1-866-HELLO GP (435-5647).

    (1)Georgia-Pacific Professional research of 205 healthcare professionals on current hand hygiene practices in their facility.

    Georgia-Pacific Professional is a provider of hygienic dispensing systems, towels, tissues, soaps, air fresheners, wipers, cups, plates, cutlery and napkins. We serve a wide range of market segments, providing washroom, wiper and foodservice solutions for office buildings, education, healthcare, restaurant, lodging and manufacturing facilities through well-known product brands like enMotion®, Compact®, Dixie®, PerfecTouch®, EasyNap®, SmartStock®, and Brawny Industrial®. For more information about Georgia-Pacific Professional, please call 1-866-HELLO GP (435-5647) or visit us at

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