As Seen in "Infection Control Today"!

A recent Toronto-based study found that hospital patients are at significant risk of infection due to their own poor hand hygiene. On average, 70 percent of patients did not wash their hands following a visit to the washroom. In addition, average patient hand hygiene when entering and leaving a room was less than 5 percent and even lower when entering a kitchen. Enter Fitsi, a patented product designed by a nurse that empowers patients to take control of their hand hygiene and more. Fitsi places health and personal items, including hand sanitizer, within patients' reach. Its patented design fits perfectly on most hospital bedrails and walkers. Its flat bottom design also allows Fitsi to sit upright on a bedside table or on a washroom counter. Fitsi stores patient health items including hand sanitizer, toothbrush, and lip balm, as well as personal items including cell phone, eye glasses and hand moisturizer. Developed and designed by Fitsi Health co-founder, Kathleen Puri, RN, MS, Fitsi is the perfect fit for hospital rooms. Fitsi was born out of Puri's own frusturation while hospitalized as a cancer patient. She understood the time constraints of a nurse in today's hospitals but was frusturated by not being able to access her health and personal items without ringing for a nurse. Fitsi has been featured in NXT Health Patient Room 2020, an award-winning concept that demonstrates how to improve the medical experience in the 21st century.