As COVID-19 continues to spread, the unfortunate reality is that this is going to be a problem for many other systems in the very near future, and it is likely already becoming a HAI. The adaptability of the Clean Hands – Safe Hands system makes it easier to be equipped for a nosocomial outbreak of COVID-19.
Some current Clean Hands – Safe Hands partners have set up units specifically dedicated to those who have tested positive for COVID-19 or are at high exposure risk. Clean Hands – Safe Hands has partnered with these facilities to help fast-track implementations of the Hand Hygiene Acceleration Pathway™ to these specialized quarantine units.
With the importance hand hygiene plays on these unique units, Clean Hands – Safe Hands has been able to leverage the flexibility of the system to accommodate the unique needs of these units. Some of these changes include developing customized hand hygiene policies and workflows that are needed for these specialized areas, rapidly deploying the Natural Language Voice Reminder™, adaptable and unique hand hygiene protocols, and reports that are tailored specific to the quarantine units.
The image below shows how the Clean Hands – Safe Hands system allows a certain amount of time (determined by the facility) for the provider to sanitize before they are gently reminded by the Natural Language Voice Reminder™. These timings are flexible and can be tailored to COVID-19. For example, timings can be adjusted to allow additional time to don PPE (Personal Protection Equipment), and the voice reminder can be modified to say whatever the hospital would like or can even be turned off.
These hospitals are collecting actionable data that can be easily reported to public health officials. This allows public health to see an accurate picture of what hospitals are encountering in order to plan and allocate resources accordingly.
By fast tracking implementations, developing customized hand hygiene policies, and rapidly deploying the Natural Language Voice Reminder™, Clean Hands – Safe Hands is helping customers fight COVID-19. To learn more, download our free whitepaper or contact Clean Hands – Safe Hands.