Infection control in hospital and healthcare settings

A system for monitoring compliance by a plurality of workers carrying wireless tags having worker identifiers with handwashing protocols in a facility having a plurality of areas. The system includes a plurality of wireless tag reader/transmitters having area identifiers for reading the worker identifiers stored in the wireless tags when the worker is positioned a predetermined distance from any of the plurality of wireless tag reader/transmitters and transmitting worker and area identifiers to at least one computing device; and at least one cleanser dispensing apparatus positioned in an area having at least one wireless tag reader/transmitter, the at least one cleanser dispensing apparatus alerting the at least one wireless tag reader/transmitter to read the worker identifiers and transmitting the worker and area identifiers.

Duke File (IDF) Number

T-002781

Inventor(s)

  • Munro, Andrew

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College

School of Medicine (SOM)