Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by infrequent or incorrect washing hands with soap and clean, running water. ProMed's OnHand solution offers, for the first time, the capability of measuring when, and for how long, employees are washing their hands. The impact of proper hand washing is the single biggest deterrent to reducing the transmission of infectious disease.
a totally different approach to hand washing control. OnHand can be described as socially managed hand washing. It relies on visual indication rather than detailed computer repots.
Workers simply wear a badge or button that visually indicates time of last successful hand-washing (or visit to hand sanitizer station). If the badge is not showing a green visual indication, patrons and co-workers know that the worker is out of compliance and can encourage/demand action from the employee to correct.
Small, battery-powered sensors are simply placed at each wash station. A worker has to visit a wash station for a minimum of 20 seconds (3 seconds for sanitizer) for the tag to register and turn green, times adjustable.