Technology has been vital in the health sector in assisting medical practitioners in attaining efficient patient care. Technological advancements have positively impacted the health care sector in various ways, including improved patient care, digitalization of health records, improved public health care, and ease of workflow. With such technologies, doctors can retrieve patients’ records faster, unlike the old methods of storing data manually. Some technological advancements are used in crucial patient procedures such as surgery and need to be understood carefully to prevent contracting infectious diseases to patients (Khasawneh et al., 2020). The paper will discuss the effectiveness of handwashing techniques and technologies in preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections in women with cesarean delivery.
Handwashing technologies could improve patient care outcomes and reduce the risks of urinary infections associated with cesarean section. Through proper measures undertaken while washing hands with various sterilizing agents, different disease-causing bacteria that are found on the hands and in the nails are eliminated (Assadi, 2018). Due to advanced scientific research, several technologieas have been developed to enhance patient care. Such advancements include introduction of automated hand washing machines that help the nurse wash hands comfortably. Once a person mixes the detergents and pour them in the machine, they can access it until the mixture is over. This is an easier way to induce technological advancement in preventing CAUTI.
Several protocols should be observed when washing your hands with these products and while using the new technological advancements. While using alcohol-based gels, the physician should apply the hand rub to the palm before dipping them in the machine to rinse with water. While doing this, one should focus on fingertips, thumbs, and most importantly, fingernails. The technique has proven to be efficient in reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections. These disinfectants kill all the bacteria that may arise from the operation or different tools used in operation. Due to its effectiveness, the technique can be applied in all health care institutions as long as proper guidelines are adhered to. Several technological advancements can be used in hospital settings to enhance proper handwashing techniques such as automated hand washing machines.
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