Orbel® what's in it for everyone
There are an estimated 2 million hospital associated infections per year globally, affecting 10% of hospital patients at pre pandemic levels.
1 Much work has been done trying to identify what kind of training is needed for healthcare workers in teaching them to have good hand hygiene compliance. In the last twenty or so years over 100 scientific articles on clinical or behavioural studies have been published on the subject.
2 When compliance can be increased, then infection rate reductions can be realised.
3 One key is to eliminate reasons for non-compliance such as lack of time or skin irritation.
4 The latter predicated the introduction of alcohol hand sanitizer into full use in healthcare environments in 2002.5 And while nosocomial infection rates have dropped, there is still a general lack of compliance that is still only seen to be around 60%.
6 In various meta-analysis of hand hygiene programs using alcohol hand sanitisers delivering some Infection rate reductions, a complex set of educational, motivational and facility interventions are required to achieve the successes shown.
7 With a glimpse of what is possible in terms of rate reductions with compliance increases, many researchers have delved into human psychology and models of cognitive behaviour in trying to enact permanent change.
8 Using various complex models to intellectualise learning and behaviour some experts in the field are coming to the conclusion that it is not a matter of learning or motivation.
9 All healthcare workers seem to have the requisite knowledge and are motivated to carry out hand hygiene when required but are unable to do so because of high workloads
10 and poor accessibility of hand hygiene supplies.
11 This lack of compliance is also at the junction of the theory-practice-ethics gap
12 where lack of time is often a reason given for lack of compliance.
The Orbel® Advantage in Healthcare Delivery, The Electric Mind & Orbel® Iimproves focus on medical tasks with automatic delivery of hand sanitiser to hand upon visual cue; the “need to sanitise”. With the Orbel® unit, neural pathways are reinforced and habits are created by stimulation of the hand with tactile multi-roller balls and cooling gel.
Orbel® use, once trained as a sensorimotor task, results in storage of motor and somatosensory representation (for need to sanitize hands) in the motor and somatosensory cortices of the brain. Positional Logic
Orbel® unit becomes an extension of the HCW’s hand, with its customised gel formulation capable of delivering a 99.999% kill rate.
Compliance enhancement Orbel® compliance monitoring is intuitive and based on positive stimuli behaviour reinforcement. Delivering Infection rate reductions.
Portable Hand antisepsis units like the Orbel® have shown to significantly increase compliance rates and decrease HAIs. 1. Haas & Larson 2008; WHO 2009 2. Mah et al. 2008; WHO 2009; Huis et al. 2012 3. Mestre et al. 2012; Michaels & Griffith 2013 4. CDC 2002; WHO 2009; Mortell 2012 5. CDC 2002 6. Gould et al. 2010; IHI 2011 7. Pittet 2003; Stout et al. 2007; Michaels & Griffith 2013 8. Kretzer & Larson 1998; Erasmus et al. 2009 9. De Wandel et al. 2010; Boscart et al. 2012; Huis et al. 2012 10. Garus-Pakowska 2011 11. Barrett & Randle 2008; Jang et al. 2010; Knoll et al. 2010 12. Mortell 2012 13. Chaberny et al. 2009; Mathai et al. 2011