Now that more signs are pointing to Ebola hitting our shores, hospitals are getting more concerned about infection protection, though the problem of germs in clinical environments has always existed. A critical precautionary step in preventing the spread of disease is keeping everyone’s hands clean, but this has normally required everyone to comply with strict hand washing and sanitation protocols. This has proven to be far from being foolproof, since fools fail to learn important lessons.
One approach is to make it difficult to avoid keeping hands clean, and we’ve seen door handles with built-in sanitizer dispensers, but even those require some level of compliance. We now learn of hospital door handles that dispense a sanitizing gel right onto the hands every time you grab them. The Pure Hold handles from Purehold of Catherington, UK are operated just like any other door handle, but as you pull on them, the gel is smeared onto the fingers. After opening the door and letting go of the handle, you just rub your hands together and go on your way without skipping a beat.
Here’s a video of the Pure Hold handles:
Product page: Pure Hold Hygiene Handle…