Ekahau, a provider of Wi-Fi-based Real Time Location Systems (RTLS), is planning to introduce a Wi-Fi Hand Hygiene Monitoring solution that automatically monitors hand hygiene of employees in the healthcare facilities to prevent the spread of hospital acquired infections and other transmittable diseases.

Ekahau RTLS offers the ability to track the location and staff interactions with patients and to measure hand hygiene activity down to the individual caregiver.

Utilizing the GOJO SmartLink Series Dispensers with the Ekahau RTLS, customers will have access to a complete skin care portfolio including PURELL hand sanitizer, PROVON hand soaps and PURELL Surgical Scrub enabling them to monitor hand hygiene across the entire facility.

The hand hygiene solution combines Ekahau location-enabled staff badges and Ekahau beacons that are embedded into GOJO’s SmartLink Series Dispensers located throughout a hospital.

The staff badges which also are commonly used for staff messaging, workflow and safety applications enable the RTLS system to automatically monitor staff-patient interactions, as well as when the staff member washes his or her hands before and after interacting with a patient in order to calculate compliance based on hospital policy.