Procurement Trends: Hand Hygiene Tracking Systems - August, 2016

July 29, 2016 | Procurement Trends

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Guidelines from the CDC and Joint Commission recommend thatalcohol-based rubs, soap and water, as well as sterile gloves be used in aneffort to protect patients. To ensurehand hygiene compliance there are a number of methods and technologies that canbe employed. One popular technology-basedmethod is the use of RFID tracking. RFID-basedsolutions allow facilities to track individual hand hygiene compliance for eachdoctor/nurse/caregiver at the facility though an RFID tag that the clinicianwears. This tag will automatically logeach time a clinician utilizes the sink or disinfectant station. Over the past year SELECTplus members haveshown a drastic increase in interest in...

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