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The Problem

The World Health Organization states that hands are the main pathways of germ transmission. Health-care associated infection (HCAI) is one of the most frequent issues of patient safety worldwide. “According to WHO estimates, hundreds of millions of patients are affected each year, leading to substantial morbidity, mortality, and financial losses for health systems. On average, health-care associate infection affects at least 7% of patients admitted to hospital in high-income countries and about 15% of those in low- income and middle-income countries. More than four million patients are affected every year in Europe, and 37,000 deaths occur because of this infection. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2002, at least 1-7 million episodes of health-care associated infection arose in patients admitted to hospitals in the USA, leading to almost 100,000 deaths. Annual costs were estimated to be as high as 7 billion in Europe and 6-8billion in the USA Report on the burden of endemic health care-associated infection worldwide.”

Source: The Lancet – Infectious Diseases: Title: Global implementation of WHO’s multimodal strategy for improvement of hand hygiene

Source: The World Health Organization Patient Safety: Title: Report on the Burden of Endemic Health Care Associated Infection Worldwide

Our Supplemental Solution

Please begin by following current CDC, WHO, FDA, OSHA, workplace, or facility guidelines and recommendations.
DigitSock™ then adds a physical barrier that is antimicrobial, comfortable to wear, and simple for one to normally perform ADLs.

Implementation Steps:

  1. Point of access or exit – single site at each location, outside location preferred
    1. Single use alcohol square, alcohol dispenser, or handwashing (follows current guidelines or practices),
    2. Instruct wiping skills and recommended guidelines of hand hygiene
    3. Physical removal similar to washing hands or alcohol rub – in between fingers, circumferentially
    4. Allow to dry with hands elevated
  2. DON in (Do one now). Individual will acquire DigitSock™
    1. No touch – visual of putting on gloves by WHO – see graphic
    2. One hand at a time – pull up to forearm
    3. Touch your finger to your thumb. Adjust
    4. Repeat on the opposite side
  3. Mask or eyewear in. Touch mask or eye guards with gloved hand…not bare hands.
  4. In facility, no changing of gloves or removal of mask.
    1. Repeat Step a and b if using restroom facility or exposure event occurs.
    2. Staff still use reusable or single use PPE gloves or perform hygiene per CDC or WHO guidelines per procedure
  5. DON out.
    1. Visual instruction on proper glove removal. Teach skill for all patients/visitors to limit exposure
    2. Grab outside about ½ inch or 2 cm from end of glove on the forearm side
    3. Pull over so that the inside is turned out
    4. Next, hold the inside of removed glove and repeat step 5b and 5c on opposite glove
    5. Fold together if needed
  6. Drop into hamper to be washed and reused

The previous is a practical baseline protocol for your facility. Contact [email protected] or 307.349.5004 for specific consultation to
develop, refine, and simplify hand hygiene protocols for your business, employees, and facility.

Please email DigitSock™ at [email protected] for a copy of the simple ‘barrier for your business’ outline.