The WHO technique is not only difficult to teach, but also learn. As it is a psychomotor skill, learning is best delivered as short bursts over a period of time. Multiple studies have shown that this “practice-rest-repeat’ method is the most effective way to build muscle memory. A study conducted at Yale Medical School using the SureWash GO examined the amount of training required to reach proficiency. It found that over a five-day period, users take on average 32 hand hygiene training sessions or a total of 23 minutes’ training to develop the skill. Participants were determined to be proficient when they could complete the six-step WHO technique in under 42 seconds. SureWash is focused on delivering training which builds muscle memory and engages professionals in a positive learning experience.
Repetition of the technique is critical to learning. Therefore, gamification has been used to make learning fun and engaging. It also enables training to be shifted from the classroom setting into the work environment. These elements combine to encourage repeated training among working professionals. SureWash divides hand hygiene learning into a series of levels, each with a challenge. At the beginning there are lots of prompts and plenty of time to complete each of the six poses. However, as the learner moves through the levels, the prompts are reduced and the time gets shorter. In the final step, the learner must repeat the technique from memory and the SureWash unit will assess proficiency.
Pharmaceutical hand hygiene training is best delivered with the SureWash GO. This system is fully portable for ease of transport and it is easily deployed into the workplace environment. It uses a live video camera to track hand motions and to give real-time feedback on the 6-pose technique. In addition, the training system also incorporates a lesson and quiz function that is completely customizable by your organisation. Subsequently, this enables administrators to assess the standard of knowledge in an organisation and to identify gaps in learning. Therefore, pharmaceutical companies can be prepared for an outbreak situation, as customised training can be rolled out rapidly and skills refreshed at critical times.
Once your SureWash unit is connected to wifi, all training data is uploaded to a cloud-based system for administrators to access and track users learning progress on SureWash.Net. SureWash.Net supplies highly secure audited training records for both internal and external use. This data can be filtered based on different SureWash machines, staff departments, staff roles and date range. Hand hygiene assessment results are then available from a desktop where reports can be exported into PDF or Excel format for printing, archiving, or further processing. Subsequently, all elements of the system combine to deliver a complete solution to hand hygiene training.