The recent Webinar Wednesday session “Exploring the Role of RTLS-enabled Hand Hygiene Automation in Healthcare” was sponsored by Sonitor and eligible for 1 credit from the ACI.
The informative session was co-presented by Sandra Rasmussen, senior vice president of global marketing and America sales, Sonitor, and Pamela Wagner, clinical specialist of GOJO Industries Inc.
Infection prevention and control have always been an important part of public health and safety. As the fight against COVID-19 continues, it is clear that diligence and focus will always be required in this area. In this 60-minute webinar, and in honor of Infection Prevention Week, the presenters explored the role RTLS-enabled hand hygiene can play in helping health care facilities get a real-time understanding of hand hygiene compliance.
The webinar also featured a question-and-answer session. One question was, “Can the solution track compliance by individual, by department, by facility? What are the capabilities?”
Rasmussen said, “The solution can track by individual department, facility or unit, and at what level the facility wants to be able to monitor compliance, can be defined by the facility. There’s some interest in not doing it at the individual level, but really to ensure that it’s being used as a training, an educational tool. Many places will do it by unit, and see how they’re doing compared to other units. And, if there are differences, leveraging the units that are doing well, to help train those units that maybe need a little more help.”
Another question was, “How are health care facilities using the data from automated solution?”
Wagner replied, “Health care facilities are using it to drive improvement. Most of the time, you can drill down and look shift by shift. You can look unit by unit as Sandra said. So, they’re looking at it and whatever increment they want to, or date they need to. And the beauty of an automated hand hygiene monitoring system is that if you make an improvement and the improvement works, you will be able to see it in the data in near real time.”
The presenters provided additional information in their answers to more questions.
Attendees provided valuable feedback regarding the webinar via a survey that included the question, “Give us 3 words to describe today’s webinar.”
“Interesting, informative, issue-specific,” said E. Hammond, BMET 3.
“Informative, easy flow, interesting,” Cardiac Sonographer C. Parlette said.
“Hygiene, technology, standards,” Senior Site Manager K. Lawrence added.
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