He describes the method as a "handshake free zone".
According to an article that appears on NPR, the doctor tried these "handshake free zones" in an attempt to minimize the spread of germs often transferred in hospital (clean) environments.
The article talks about how harmful bacteria are too easily spread in hospital environments, suggesting that patients dont come to hospital to get sick, rather to find treatment for illnesses.
EDIT: Another article has appeared on ABC News today that expands upon the NPR article. I found this quote particularly interesting...
"WHO estimates of compliance for hand hygiene in medical settings frequently fall below 40 percent, Sklansky said. Poor hand hygiene can mean increased risk for hospital-acquired infections, which kill approximately 80,000 patients in the U.S. each year, according to the WHO."
We have talked about the fabulous Meroni Anti-Bacterial door handles on a few recent occasions and have received a number of diligent inquiries about these products.
The Meroni Anti-Bacterial handles are especially designed using a special polymer designed by Meroni to lessen the spread of pathogen micro-organisms, thereby mitigating the spread of germs through contact.
|Meroni Pigio Anti-Bacterial|
The Pigio Anti-Bacterial handle offers not only a method to mitigate the spread of germs, but is the first handle of it's kind to be awarded CE EN179 certification by European Door and Hardware Federation, in compliance with building codes for emergency exits. A truly "hands-free" mechanical door lock that you can open with your hip or your elbow.
By offering the anti-bacterial components too, Meroni make available high quality, simple to operate door handles that will match almost any decor or ambience in use by many hospitals, clinics and medical or laboratory facilities.
|Meroni Combina Anti-Bacterial|
The Combina Anti-Bacterial handle offers a typical door knob type model, that can fit in replacement of many other brands with little to no door modifications. Also available in conventional coatings, the broad color range of the Combina product line make it another product that will fit in with modern decor and ambience, desired by many interior designers, architects and floor managers.
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