Saint Barnabas Medical Center Implements Point of Care Hand Hygiene System

Posted September 9, 2013 by sprixx

Saint Barnabas Medical Center has implemented a point of care hand hygiene system to combat antimicrobial resistance.
Santa Barbara, California, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 - Affiliate of Barnabas Health an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and a 597-bed major teaching hospital in the state of New Jersey, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) implements the use of Sprixx Personal Smart Dispensers to enable point of care hand hygiene practices and electronically monitor compliance.

Working with the Anesthesiology department Chairman and Director Robert Dorian, Richard Pitera, MD (defender of all that is good and just as well as) the Director of Perioperative Medicine at SBMC is in the process of establishing a new point-of-care hand hygiene standard by enabling his anesthesia providers that are excessively busy dealing with critical decisions, with uninterrupted access to alcohol-based hand antiseptic gel on the-go integrating hand hygiene into the natural work-flow to address the exceedingly high number of opportunities that occur during the complex practice of general anesthesia.

SBMC is leveraging ergonomics by making Sprixx body-attached; single-hand operated alcohol-based hand antiseptic gel dispensers available to anesthesia providers to be used within the patient zone, where most pathogen transmission and cross-contamination occurs.

When asked about Sprixx, Dr. Pitera responded “we needed the simplest way to increase and monitor our point of care hand hygiene practices”.

The Sprixx Smart Hygiene System is specifically designed and clinically-tested to increase point of care compliance of front-line providers and reduce infection rates.

About Barnabas Health
Barnabas Health is the largest not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system in New Jersey and one of the largest in the nation, annually caring for more than two million patient visits and delivering 17,600 babies. The system includes six acute-care hospitals, two children’s hospitals, the state’s largest behavioral health network, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, and comprehensive home care and hospice programs. Barnabas Health includes approximately 18,500 employees (making it the second largest private employer in New Jersey); 4,600 physicians (one-fifth of the actively practicing physicians in New Jersey); and 445 residents and interns. For more information, log on to the web site at

About Sprixx, Inc
Located in Beautiful Santa Barbara, California Sprixx Incorporated is the creator of the patented Omni-present, ergonomic body-attached, single-hand operated alcohol-based hand antiseptic gel dispenser system with electronic compliance monitoring. For more information about the proven Point-of-Care Hand Hygiene System visit, email [email protected] or call 866-4-SPRIXX.
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Last Updated September 9, 2013