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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.
 

Assess The Risk Of Underwashed Hands

The Healthcare Circles of Success Workshop

“Outbreaks cost us in credibility and cash. Let’s reset our handwashing.”

This executive call to action moved Handwashing For Life Healthcare to develop a cross-functional framework for the self-assessment of the risk ascribed to compromised hand hygiene in long-term and acute care facilities. The Circles of Success workshop is designed for executives, those with a depth of experience but in divergent disciplines, to collaboratively agree their current risk level and chart a course of continuous improvement.

Optimize for CareReady® Hands

Risk-based handwashing protocols are infinite

How long to wash? Soap or rub? Added friction? Once or twice? Bimodal? Choices must be made in order to train, gain process control, motivate staff and protect patients/residents. Your units from patient rooms and nursing stations to the kitchen are likely not a one-size-fits-all when it comes time to specify your products and protocols of choice.

Training for CareReady® Hands

Educate, Motivate & Train

Successful Long-Term Care and Acute Care depends on professionalism throughout the facility, including Resident/Patient rooms and bathrooms, kitchen/dining space, special care rooms, staff break rooms and public areas. It can be and should be a rewarding career from the entry-level worker, to the local management and owners.

Monitoring of CareReady® Hands

The OurWin™ team monitoring system motivates sustainable behavior change

Foodservice teams are trained to work together in caring for the people they serve. This model wireless system provides the scoreboard for their agreed handwashing frequency. It adds the motivation of competition, professionalism and success.

The Core Handwash

This poster is a no-charge download, designed as a training aid and a daily reminder of a more professional and productive 20 second handwash. The sequence listed in step #3 converts the mindless passing of time method to a make-sense increase in friction. This change also encourages the caregiver to think of handwashing as a process based on chemistry, physics and ergonomics.