Pocket-sized device tracks the hand-washing habits of hospital staff

05/7/2010 | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Dr. Andrew Sahud of Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh invented a pocket-size electronic device that uses radio frequency to detect whether a hospital worker washed his or her hands when walking in or out of patients' rooms. A small trial involving 14 nurses and residents at the hospital proved that the device was a good alternative to traditional monitoring of hand hygiene by observation.

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