San Paolo Hospital Installs SoapyPro hand hygiene compliance systems

Improving patient safety in hospitals is our responsibility. In line with World Health Organization  (WHO) guidelines for proper hand hygiene, hospitals understand better than ever before how important it is to practice good hand hygiene. However, managing hand hygiene compliance in healthcare settings is often hard. Washing hands thoroughly requires enough sinks, education, training, supervision, proper water and soap management, time, and most of all – it must be kept in mind constantly by both the staff and the patients. Soapy has developed a technology that makes hand hygiene compliance both efficient and fun!  The Israeli Embassy in Italy has decided to donate 2 SoapyPro hand hygiene compliance units to San-Paolo hospital in Savona, Italy as a way to help the district that is coping with serious Covid-19 associated illnesses.

A ceremony was held in place to celebrate this international collaboration with a delegation from The Israeli Embassy, the leaders of ASL 2, and the regional, provincial, and local politicians.

Attending the ceremony: the Ambassador of Israel in Italy, Dror Eydar, followed by the interventions of the Regional Councilor, Angelo Vaccarezza, of the President of the Health and Social Security Commission of the Region Liguria, Brunello Brunetto, the Quaestor of Savona, Giannina Roatta, the President of the Province of Savona, Pierangelo Olivieri, the Mayor of Savona, Ilaria Caprioglio, the President of the Italy-Israel Association of Savona, Cristina Franco, and the Co-Founder of Soapy Europe Srl, Federico Raveglia.

Improving patient safety in hospitals

SoapyPro uses natural resources perfectly so that no water or soap goes to waste throughout the hand wash cycle. This can save up to 95% of water, 60% of soap, and 95% of the electricity used to heat the water to provide the correct temperature for proper hand hygiene process.  On top of eliminating infection at the point of use due to its touch-free operation, SoapyPro uses computer sensors and machine learning algorithms to scan the user hands as he/she execut the hand hygiene scrub and each of these data points analyzed in real time. This important hand hygiene information is translated into reports that the hospital can use to customize its infection prevention plan and maintain high level of hand hygiene compliance. This helps find answers to questions like, “Where in the hospital do people not wash hands enough? Why is that?” or “which department needs to have more education sessions regarding  hygiene protocols” The SoapyPro hand hygiene compliance system is the best way to wash hands and ensure both staff and patients stay healthy. Italian media published the story over several channels, referring to Soapy’s technology as “innovative equipment… a symbol of support in the fight against coronavirus.”

ASL 2 Director said, “Already installed and fully operational, they (the SoapyPro hand hygiene systems) will contribute to increasing the safety of operators and patients.”

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken its toll on the world with incredibly high death rates and prolonged illnesses. This is a time to stand together, to fight the viruses so that people all around the world can stay safe and healthy. Soapy is proud to stand by Italy in these trying times, and to continue to create a safer world – one hand wash at a time. Improving patient safety in hospitals is our responsibility.

Soapy makes hand hygiene compliance, fun and accurate.