Following a one month rental of the SureWash Training unit, the Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals Trust are now using the system as a new innovation to promote good hand hygiene technique and are also exploring other creative ways of utilising SureWash as part of their infection prevention and control programme!
Linda Towey, the Trust’s Consultant Nurse in Infection Prevention and Control, said: “The drive to cut hospital infections like MRSA and C.difficile has been highly successful but, for continued success, we have to ensure that everyone in contact with patients is trained in correct and effective hand hygiene techniques and uses them every time they wash their hands. It should be second nature and that’s what this unit helps them to achieve.
“The beauty of it is that it goes into wards and departments so that doctors, nurses and other staff can train and assess themselves when it is convenient rather than in a classroom at some set time.”
SureWash uses technology to teach people effective hand hygiene technique to empower staff, patients & families to reduce their risk of infection while increasing compliance rates.