Operation theatre & infection control
Surgical site infections cause significant morbidity and mortality in the postoperative period. Opening of the operating room door disrupts its filtered atmosphere, increasing contamination above the wound. We conducted a study of traffic in the operating room as a risk for infections. This is an observational study of recorded behaviors in the operating room. Data collected included number of people entering/exiting, the role of these individuals, and the cause for the event. A total of 3071 door openings were recorded in 28 cases. Traffic varied from 19 to 50 events per hour across specialties – according to a study
Multi functional wireless sensor modules deployed in operaton theater can help monitor various parameters such as temperature, humidity, door opening, intruder detection to aid infection control.
Healthcare workers & infection control
Standard workforce tracking solution incorporates three key components: badges worn by health care workers, which emit radio-frequency identification (RFID) signals; sensors in patient rooms and throughout the hospital that read these RFID signals; and dispensers that read badges. Dispensers utilize electronics to capture hand-cleaning activity on a group basis, as opposed to requiring employees to wear a badge and be tracked individually. It draws on an evidence-based, statistically valid algorithm that determines how many times workers should have cleaned their hands, based on hospital-specific data such as number of patients in the unit and nurse-to-staff patient ratio, to derive a compliance rate.
Hand hygiene and infection control
Deployment of sensors that detect alcohol vapours , or radiofrequency identification to determine whether Hand Hygiene has occurred . In one study, each nurse wore a credit card-sized badge containing a solid-state metal oxide semiconductor that detects alcohol vapours (whereas, we deploy long range RFID sensors) . The alcohol sensor in the badge is activated at the doorway to the patient room by a sensor on the doorframe. Following the performance of HH with an alcohol-based product, the worker places their hand near the badge sensor. If alcohol is detected within 8 s of room entry or exit, the badge light turns green, and it emits a ‘ping’ sound. If alcohol is not detected, the badge light turns red, and the badge beeps.
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