Healthcare workers have been trained in hand hygiene since the days of Florence Nightingale, however, SureWash takes a new approach to delivering training in the healthcare setting. SureWash is an engaging, interactive software system that uses augmented reality to provide quality hand hygiene training to healthcare workers, patients and visitors. The system ensures compliance in hand hygiene to the WHO protocol by delivering training in an engaging manner, consequently encouraging interaction and repeated learning. In addition, real-time feedback is also incorporated for users during their training to help improve their technique. SureWash shifts learning from the classroom setting into the hospital environment, making training available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Furthermore, infection control personnel can access users training data to monitor hand hygiene progress and to guarantee positive results.
We are aware that teaching hand hygiene is time consuming and it can be difficult to generate enthusiasm. However, repetition of the technique is critical to learning and as a result, SureWash uses gamification to make training fun and engaging. Training is delivered in short bursts to encourage a “practice-rest-repeat” technique as this is the most effective way to integrate the habit of good hand hygiene into the users muscle memory.
Therefore, this helps reduce the spread of infections and improve patient outcomes as quality hand hygiene to the WHO protocol is practiced automatically at critical moments. The SureWash system uses cutting edge technology to deliver hand hygiene training to the highest standard.