Our hands come in contact with germs all the time and we transfer these germs to everything that we subsequently touch. Any cuts or lesions of the skin are possible sources of entry for viruses and bacteria, so skincare and hygiene is crucial for reducing the risk of becoming ill.
According to the WHO up to 80% of all infectious diseases are transmitted through inadequate hand hygiene. Proper and regular hand washing and disinfecting therefore reduces the risk of possible illnesses such as the flu, food poisoning and healthcare associated infections being passed from one person to the next.
Wherever there are many people present, be it in a healthcare setting, office, production hall, in a shop or in public places, the risk of transmitting infectious diseases is particularly high. There are pathogens (such as noroviruses, influenza viruses and others), which can lead to epidemics. Good hand hygiene is therefore one of the primary measures to prevent the spread of infection.
WHO guidelines for optimal hand hygiene
According to the WHO – Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Healthcare, hand
washing stations, particularly in healthcare settings, should have a reliable supply of hand hygiene products and be adequately equipped with the following:
- Taps (including water temperature adjustments) that can be operated without the need to touch the tap
- Dispensers (soap and disinfectant) that can be operated without hands coming into contact with the dispenser itself.
How miscea sensor taps enable maximum hand hygiene
From getting water, soap and disinfectant to changing the water temperature, miscea systems are operated completely touch free thanks to state of the art sensor technology.
The lack of contact with the tap itself reduces the risk of cross contamination before and after hand washing. This ensures the highest hygiene standards can be consistently met.
miscea is the only company in the world offering an all-in-one, completely touch free solution that satisfies hand hygiene guidelines in healthcare settings recommended by world leading healthcare organizations.
One in four refillable bulk soap dispensers is contaminated with illness causing bacteria
Contaminated liquid soap can actually increase the number of bacteria on your hands after washing. Once a dispenser is contaminated, it becomes very difficult to clean as the bacteria will simply regrow.
miscea systems use peristaltic pumps to ensure reliable and accurate dispensing of the liquid products. This particular type of pump has no seals or valves that can clog, which making it the most hygienic pump available.
No dripping, minimal cleaning needed and improved safety
Studies have shown that unhygienic and unappealing wash rooms discourage hand washing and drive users away. Dirty washbasins, empty soap dispensers or puddles on counter tops are just some of the things that can negatively impact hand hygiene behaviour and user experience.
miscea systems ensure liquid products end up directly in the sink, keeping
surrounding surfaces cleaner for longer. Cleaner spaces mean improved safety for everyone. As a result, the cleaning effort is minimized, which leaves more time for the important things.
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Hand hygiene specifically and washroom cleanliness in general have never been more important than they are now. Talk to us today about how miscea sensor taps can help ensure optimal hygiene in your washroom facilities.