The spread of infection in hospitals is a serious patient safety issue. Many viruses are spread by direct contact or indirectly through a shared object. The germs can live for hours, even weeks, to be contracted by the next person to touch the germy object – increasing the risk of infection risk and further underscoring the need to mandate monitoring of person-to-person contact, patient/personnel location tracking, and patient-to-equipment interaction in hospitals. The CDC recommends “frequent hand washing after almost any event” including between each caregiver interaction with a patient, yet hand washing frequency remains shockingly low.
Awarepoint’s awareHandHygiene is a unique, auto-id hand hygiene monitoring solution that uses our Awarenet technology and the aware360°Platform to meet stringent hand hygiene compliance requirements.
The awareHandHygiene system is an easy-to-deploy, enterprise capable solution that observes and reports on hand hygiene compliance 24 hours a day, seven days a week through a dynamic tracking and workflow automation engine that automatically and continuously monitors staff member compliance with defined hand hygiene protocols.
The system evaluates hand hygiene activity during (as well as immediately before and after) a patient encounter, notifying them when they have and have not complied with specific protocols. The system also alerts administrators and managers when a caregiver fails to comply with hand hygiene guidelines including the possible threat of contamination or cross contamination with patients. Compliance administrators can use the data collected to run detailed reports that calculate compliance rates, interactions, high traffic areas, and levels of hand hygiene supplies.
This awareHandHygiene solution can help eliminate hospital acquired infections, and, since it is built on the Awarenet technology, sits on the same backbone as all our tracking and workflow solutions.
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