Clinical Trial Paper Published in American Journal of Infection Control
In a clinical trial at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Altitude Medical’s door handle product was found to substantially increase the rate of hand sanitation compliance when installed. Similarly to previous studies in the field, this paper reported a less than optimal hand “baseline” compliance level (24.5%), but this was increased more than three-fold, to 77%, when the sanitizer dispensing handles were present, a result that is highly statistically significant. Because the link between hand sanitation compliance and infection rates is well known, the results of the study are very encouraging. Longer trials involving higher numbers of devices and observations, as well as direct interrogation of infection rate changes are planned; these will provide more robust evidence regarding the efficacy of Altitude’s products in preventing infections and reducing costs to medical centres.
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