The system includes an audible reminder in the form of a human voice that reminds healthcare facility staff to sanitize their hands. Bluetooth technology in a badge worn by the healthcare workers communicates with IoT sensors affixed to soap and sanitizer dispensers in patient care areas.
When the staffer walks into or out of a patient’s room, the IoT sensors detect that. Th worker has a certain number of seconds to dispense sanitizer or soap. If they don’t, a "Real-Time Voice Reminder" is triggered. The standard reminder is an audio file of a female voice that says, “Please sanitize.”
In rooms where a patient has C. difficile, the voice changes to “soap and water only” upon the staffer's exit, since sanitizer does not kill C. diff. spores.
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