By Neil Zeidenberg on August 31, 2020
In North America about 5 percent of all patients in a hospital or LTC centre will acquire a hospital acquired infection (HAI), and some of them will die. In fact, 100,000 patients die each year in hospital from HAI and about 400,000 die in LTC – every year.
More frequent handwashing is a simple and effective way to lower infection. However, in a healthcare environment staff get busy treating patients, and sometimes they simply forget to wash up.
The answer may lie with a new Canadian solution called Buddy Badge. It reminds you to wash your hands prior to and after contact with patients.