OSJCT uses Glitterbug to shine a light on hand hygiene training
Glitterbug potion used to highlight the effectiveness of thorough hand hygiene among healthcare teams.
The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) has introduced the use of a Glitterbug potion to highlight the effectiveness of thorough hand hygiene among its healthcare teams.
Glitterbug potion is a gel which has been developed to show up parts of the hands, wrists and arms which have been missed when washing with soap and water. The gel is used along with an ultraviolet light torch which highlights any areas missed during washing. Glitterbug is a tool to test out thorough hygiene practices among healthcare staff, ever vigilant against the risk of transmission of coronavirus or other infectious diseases such as winter flu.
OSJCT Assistant Director Care Quality, Laura Brooks, said: “We have introduced this fun, but effective way of testing the handwashing techniques of our employees. Each month a sample use the Glitterbug potion to ensure that they are washing their hands and arms in a thorough way. This has been an ideal way to maintain awareness of this essential task which keeps our residents, employees and visitors safe in our homes.”
Photo: Glitterbug potion highlighted with a UV torch.
Video: OSJCT Care team using Glitterbug to test their handwashing techniques. https://vimeo.com/440324719/851190dded