Why AGESTEK?

The World Health Organization (WHO) published WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care. Hand hygiene protocol to help reduce unnecessary infection. According to WHO recommendations, the issue of compliance comes down to training, motivating and reinforcing appropriate behaviors. Hospitals , Corporate Offices and medical centers must implement guidelines for hand hygiene systems and find a way to monitor and increase compliance.

       Our product Agestek is the response to the “First Global Patient Safety Challenge Clean Care is Safer Care”. Our system enables the best-in-class monitoring solutions for autonomous infection control and hand hygiene systems, providing a cost-effective means to automatically capture compliance events 24/7.

        The product was conceptualized following the directions given by the WHO (World Health Organization) . Hand hygiene is most important in health care (Page no. 17 WHO guidelines) . As per the WHO guidelines The person has to sanitise their hands for 30 seconds with the 3ml spray (Page no.37).

        Our system will help users and facilities check their disinfection records integrated to attendance and compliance reports. In order to sustainably increase the awareness for it, we need more data. Agestek provides us with this data automatically and in a user-friendly way. This kind of support significantly contributes to the reduction of the infection risk.


How Hand Sanitizer can benefit?

Now, you will be wondering that washing hands also kills germs/bacteria, then why a sanitizer is required. So, When soap
and warm water are not available there are several benefits of using hand sanitizer.
   You’ll not only minimize the chance of illness, but you’ll also transmit less germs to others and miss less working days.

If it comes to the power to hold sanitizers around the workplace, figures don’t lie!
    1. Sanitizers based on alcohol will reduce the bacteria on your hands by about 97 per cent.
    2. Proper hand hygiene will minimize workplace absenteeism by up to 40 per cent.
    3. Employees who use sanitizer at least five times a day of work are nearly 67 percent less likely to become sick.
    4. Using the hand sanitizer for just 30 seconds kills much bacteria as two full minutes of washing.

A few drops of a sanitizer on hands can do a lot of good. Relatively fewer people will call in sick and a safer climate overall.


Will Hand Sanitizer protect you from getting sick?

  Sanitizer can be insanely good for preventing a cold or the flu, if used correctly. The more you use more alcoholic
base sanitizers, the less harmful bacteria will be on your hands.


Where you can keep Hand Sanitizers for efficient and effective use :

  The easiest way to remind staff about using an automatic hand sanitizer is to make it easy to reach and always in sight.
Placing hand sanitizer near and around high-touch surfaces and public areas is important including :

1. At the Entrance and Exits :
     A single doorknob could theoretically be the cause of a widespread workplace disease. Hence,
the workplace’s door knobs, light switches and other high-touch surfaces should be routinely
sanitized. Also, keeping hand sanitizing machines nearby to entrance and exits will minimize the
spread of infection.

2. In the Canteens, Food Courts, break rooms :
     Bare hands can attract germs and if the food is eaten with bacteria ridden hands the chances of
getting infected increases. Hence, an automatic wall mounted hand sanitizer dispenser should be
placed in these areas.

3. Inside the Meeting rooms :
     Meeting rooms are frequently filled with staff, clients and other guests who exchange
handshakes and share germs as a result. Through supplying an easy-to-access hand sanitizing
machine to visitors and staff, either at the door or at the table, germs transmission can be
minimised.

4. At the Employee desks :
     Desks, phones, computer keyboards and computer mice are key points of transmission of germs
since people contact them too much. Given that workers spend most of their day at their desks
where they also eat , drink, and even cough and sneeze, desks become a “virus minefield”. The
positioning at desks of individual hand sanitizers holds hand hygiene within control.


How you can pick the best Sanitizer for your workplace :

  Make sure to use a hand sanitizer dependent on alcohol that contains at least 70 percent alcohol. Usually the
higher percentage of alcohol will translate into greater efficacy.
      Try using automatic wall mounted hand sanitizers or auto hand sanitiser dispenser as it does not involve
physical touch and hence much safer than the usual manual hand sanitizer dispenser.


Promote hand hygiene at workplace :

  A full system of hand hygiene goes further than having the right items. Although it is important to improve
the health of the employees to have wall-mounted hand sanitizing dispensers and bottles on surfaces in
and near germ hotspots, it is only helpful if the workers regularly use these.

  Provide posters, leaflets, internal newsletters and information boards with reminders to clean hands
near dispensers, and offer simple , easy hand hygiene details. Furthermore, employers can give
educational sessions and meetings during the year to educate and inform workers of how best practices
in hand hygiene will improve their health.

  Also, throughout the cold and flu season, do not forget to stock up on hand hygiene refills. Eventually, encouraging
employees to take a sick day when appropriate to keep the germs away from the workplace and other safe staff is crucial.


WHO guidelines on hand hygiene in health care

Document form the WHO
https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789241597906

Why Have Hand Sanatizers at workplace

Reference links :


1. Enforcing health hygiene standards in workplace :
http://bwpeople.businessworld.in/article/Enforcing-Hygiene-Standards-In-The-Workplace/28-02-2019-167635/

2. Benefits of having hand sanitizers at work :
https://www.qualitylogoproducts.com/blog/the-benefits-of-having-hand-sanitizer-at-the-office/

3. Save the day at work :
https://www.loyalhygiene.com/importance-of-hand-sanitizers-at-work/

4. Importance of sanitizer at workplace and ROI :
https://info.debgroup.com/blog/the-importance-of-hand-sanitizer-placement-in-the-workplace#:~:text=Sanitizing%20the%20Workplace,the%20health%20of%20its%20employees./

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