Steve Schiefen

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OBJECTIVE The primary objective of this study was to validate a novel method of assessing hand hygiene compliance using ultrasound transmitters in patient zones and staff tagged with receivers. The secondary objective was to assess the impact of audio reminders and quantified individual feedback. DESIGN An observational comparison against manual(More)
This paper presents a design of a wireless tag and wireless reader for the automated hand hygiene documentation and reminder system (AHHDRS). This system addresses the problem of healthcare associated infections mainly caused by lack of hand hygiene among clinicians and costs $35.7-$45 billion annually in direct medical costs to the U.S hospitals alone.(More)
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