08-06-2012, 04:48 AM #1
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- Jun 2012
- United Kingdom
How important is hand sanitation around hospitals?
My name is Michael kirke and im currenly on my final module of my Master's Degree in Product Design.
For my final project i am interseted in how important hand sanitation is to Doctors when traveling from ward to ward around the hospital and do Doctors use hand sanitation as much as they should do?
A study of 5,810 hospitals
Excerpt from Unhealthy Hospitals:
"The Chicago Tribune's investigative series penetrates the healthcare industry's long hidden facts about the rising rate of infection-related, preventable hospital deaths. This comprehensive analysis of 5,810 hospitals nationwide... calculated 103,000 deaths in 2000 from hospital grown infections--75% were preventable."
This project will focus on permanant hand sanitation stations between different wards, looking to monitor and record (through an I.D scanner) each hospital workers use of the cleaning device, in an aim to create a more natural cleaning / hygiene responce when moving around a hospital
Please comment on your thoughts and feelings on the issue.
Thanks for your help in this research stage.
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