SureWash: Facilitating More Effective Hand Hygiene Training To Improve Compliance In The WHO Technique
SureWash is a cost-effective hand hygiene training system teaching the WHO technique using advanced computer technology. An estimated quarter of a million deaths per year are as a result of hospital acquired infections and the WHO and CDC believes that 50% of these deaths are as a result of poor hand hygiene.
The SureWash technology addresses this issue by helping to achieve compliance, reducing the risk of infections and improving patient outcomes.
Hand hygiene training can be expensive and difficult to generate enthusiasm. A recent Yale study exposed that a single training session in the classroom setting is not effective for healthcare workers to retain the skill of hand hygiene. Rather, regular training over a period of time is the best approach to improve compliance as it allows for trainees to practice, rest and repeat. This ensures the technique is in muscle memory and the act of correctly handwashing or hand rubbing becomes as effortless as tying your shoelace.
The SureWash system solves this issue of inefficient classroom training through the accessibility and ease of deployment it provides. Training is not restricted to the classroom setting, but rather it is accessible in the hospital environment ensuring objective and consistent hand hygiene training is available 24/7, 365 days a year to medical staff, patients and visitors. It uses gaming technology to encourage engagement, making the learning process interactive and competitive for all users.
Our training product range comprises of the SureWash GO, the SureWash ELITE and the SureWash APP. The GO provides training through a portable system; the ELITE is a training kiosk system that can be transferred between locations in the hospital setting; and the APP supplies mobile learning which is best used for practicing the WHO hand hygiene technique. Each product addresses your organisations different needs for training staff, patients and visitors.
The latest addition to SureWash is the Reporting Suite on SureWash.NET. It is an audited training record for regulatory bodies, permitting administrators to easily track staffs training data to assess their standard in hand hygiene technique. The reports can be defined by department and data can also be automated and aggregated across organisations.
In addition to the Reporting Suite, SureWash.NET incorporates quizzes which provide instant feedback regarding the standard of knowledge in the organisation and address the gaps in learning. Along with this, lessons are available on PowerPoint presentation to deliver sharp bursts of learning. This content can be personalised by the organisation to encourage engagement and increased interaction among users.