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The HandsOn™ System

The HandsOn™ System establishes risk-based standards and process control to reduce Healthcare Associated Infections, HAIs. Managers get the tools to assess their risk and implement sustainable solutions in protecting residents, patients, staff and visitors.

The Five Structured Steps to Sustainable Solutions

  1. Assess Risk Identify and rank the at-risk population and the caregiver accountabilities. Rank surfaces at highest risk for cross-contamination.
  2. Set Safe Level Standards Establish clear standards for individual and team level success. 
  3. Optimize Insure the Conditions for Success are in place before training.  If compliance isn't convenient and isn't user friendly, it isn't done.
  4. Train & Motivate Convert to a culture of cleanliness. This step intoduces best practice tools, techniques and materials to motivate behavior change.
  5. Monitor What gets measured and rewarded gets done. Rewarding the good and disciplining the less-than acceptable behaviors are key to sustainability.

 

The HandsOn™ System Process

CareReady® Hands

CareReady® Hands is the outcome of this system as well as its name. CareReady starts with a risk assessment of current practices and sets a course to reach and sustain safe level standards powered by a sequence of optimizing the facility aspects, motivation-infused training and monitoring beyond observation. CareReady Hands is an internally agreed written standard considering the at-risk population, the applied-science limitations, process control and ownership's tolerance of risk.
 

TouchReady® Surfaces

ATP ... when clean to sight and touch is not enough.

Every high-touch surface in a healthcare facility is different but important to understand in its potential role in HAI outbreaks. Each carries an unknown risk factor for contaminating the hands, bare or gloved. These hands in turn can contaminate other surfaces, hands and even enter the food served to these immune-compromized residents and patients. Grouping these touches, with the HACCP principle in mind, is a good first step - prioritizing those touches that must trigger a hand cleaning event and a specific regimen.