Priority 25 from the Healthcare Associated Infections Project

UNCERTAINTY: Do sensor operated taps, toilet lids, and door opening in hospitals prevent HCAI? (Priority 25)
Overall ranking 25
JLA question ID 0088/25
Explanatory note Bacteria can be transmitted from one person to another indirectly when a person (who does not have infection) touches an article touched by a patient who has infection. Sensor-operated taps, toilet lids, doors can help in avoiding touching these and has the potential to avoid the spread of HCAI. However, there is uncertainty as to whether they might be effective.

None identified

Health Research Classification System category Infection
Extra information provided by this project
Original uncertainty examples Would installation of sensor taps toilet lids and door opening in toilets have an effect on HCAI?
Submitted by  1 x miscellaneous
Project information
Project unique ID 0088
Project name Healthcare Associated Infections
Total number of uncertainties identified by this project. 259  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 28 February 2019