Reducing the Impact of Healthcare-Acquired Infections on Hospital Readmissions

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Poor hand sanitation is one of the key factors leading to increased healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs), ultimately leading to a higher risk of readmission. Non-compliance rates with hand hygiene are high (close to 50%)in hospitals, and even higher in post-discharge facilities, such as Long Term Care Facilities (LTCFs), and up to 3.8 million infections a year occur in LTCFs. We have designed a motion-dependent hand-sanitizer to be used to spray alcohol-based antiseptic on door handles, to sanitize the hands of healthcare personnel and patients with a focus on LTCFs and post-discharge facilities.

Team members are: Lubna Rashid & Arya Sedehi & Eric Esposito

Report: File:HAISanigator.pdf Flyer: Media:flyer.jpg Poster: Media:SaniGator.jpg Presentation: Media:SaniGator.pptx