Procurement Trends: Hand Hygiene Tracking Systems - August, 2016

July 29, 2016 | Procurement Trends


Guidelines from the CDC and Joint Commission recommend that alcohol-based rubs, soap and water, as well as sterile gloves be used in an effort to protect patients. To ensure hand hygiene compliance there are a number of methods and technologies that can be employed. One popular technology-based method is the use of RFID tracking. RFID-based solutions allow facilities to track individual hand hygiene compliance for each doctor/nurse/caregiver at the facility though an RFID tag that the clinician wears. This tag will automatically log each time a clinician utilizes the sink or disinfectant station. Over the past year SELECTplus members have shown a drastic increase in interest in...

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