Halyard has introduced its Eco Pull Dispenser System to reduce glove waste and contamination in healthcare environments.
WHY: While strides have been made in reducing some healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), there is still much work to be done. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data show that on any given day, about one in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection.1 Exam gloves can provide needed protection for clinicians and patients to protect against the spread of HAIs, but typical glove dispensers used in health care settings can be wasteful and less than hygienic. For example, as a box empties, health care professionals must reach in to retrieve gloves, increasing the likelihood that other gloves inside the box become contaminated. Moreover, the design of traditional box dispensers can cause multiple gloves to come out of the box, in addition to the desired pair. This can lead to contamination if the gloves are placed back in the box or unnecessary waste if compromised gloves are thrown away. Halyard is committed to ensuring that hospitals are equipped with the latest technology to mitigate these risks to patients and clinicians and reduce costly waste in health care.
WHAT: Halyard’s new Eco Pull Dispenser System is designed to provide consistently easy access to gloves, ensuring that one glove is dispensed at a time, helping to reduce waste and cross-contamination.
- Reduces Waste: When compared to common glove dispensers, the Eco Pull Dispenser System reduces multiple dispensing by over 50 percent, and the total waste by more than 80 percent.2
- Addresses Risk of Cross-Contamination: The system’s patent-pending design continuously lifts gloves to the top as each pair is removed. This eliminates the need to reach into the box, reducing the transfer of contaminates from users onto gloves remaining in the dispenser. Study data shows that gloves within the Eco Pull Dispenser System exhibit nearly 50 percent less contamination compared to gloves in common film-covered dispensers.3
WHO: The Eco Pull Dispenser System is designed for the use of health care practitioners in any hospital or clinical setting.
For additional information about the Eco Pull system, visit https://www.halyardhealth.com/find-a-sales-rep.aspx. For educational resources on preventing infections, improving efficiency, and reducing waste in hospital and health care settings visit the Halyard Knowledge Network at www.HalyardKnowledgeNetwork.com.
- Halyard conducted study. April 2016. Data on File.
- Halyard conducted study. May 2017. Data on file.
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