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Sanitizing hospital hands at point of care

Two million Americans pick up hospital-acquired infections a year, and 100,000 people die from them – the main cause is poor staff hand hygiene.
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If COVID-19 revealed anything, its that people aren't washing their hands as much as they show, even in settings like healthcare. Studies show hospital staff only washed their hands 30% of the times they should. Making hand sanitizer readily available, and promoting clean habits can reduce the amount of infection being spread in general, but especially in the hospital setting.

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SwipeSense is a hand-sanitiser and monitor that slots into hospital staff belts – giving them portable hygiene at the point of care, and providing hospitals with real time hygiene monitoring and benchmarking information. The dispensers are the size of a Blackberry. You roll a plastic dowel down and a mist of alcohol gel spritzes the hand.

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