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Virtual reality hand hygiene training

Published 24th December, 2019 by Neil Nixon

Virtual reality hand hygiene training

New from Tork is a virtual reality training simulation aimed at improving hand hygiene in healthcare. Manufacturer Essity collaborated with behavioural scientists, university hospitals and global hand hygiene experts in developing this tool.

Tork VR Clean Hands Training and Education uses virtual reality to provide healthcare staff with realistic scenarios where hand hygiene needs to be carried out. And Essity believes itself to be one of the first companies ever to use VR in a hand hygiene training simulation.

“Tork VR Clean Hands is designed to make hand hygiene training more engaging and inspiring,” said Essity sales manager, Liam Mynes. “Participants put on their VR headset and prepare to start a new shift at their healthcare workplace. They then face a series of real-life situations in the virtual world where they are expected to practice hand hygiene compliance - using their own hands. If they fail to perform hand hygiene at the right moment, they can try again and will soon learn to adopt excellent hand hygiene standards both in the virtual and in the real world.”

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