Hand Hygiene’s Future: Technology, Tradition Get a Grip

A clinician walks out of a patient’s room. Seconds tick by. The clinician takes a bit too long to clean his hands. “Please sanitize,” a calm voice says. It’s coming from his belt, apparently.

Actually, it’s coming from the badge attached to the belt. The badge reel contains Bluetooth technology, which communicates with sensors affixed to soap and sanitizer dispensers parked in various places around the patient care area.

If hospital administrators could have 1 wish, it might be to have 100% compliance with hand hygiene protocols. So, they are doing everything they can to encourage compliance, which is particularly critical now when people (including 3142 health care workers as of January 7, 2021) are still dying of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Read more…..


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