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Tork Launches Innovative Hygiene Training for Long-Term Care Home Staff


Cutting-edge educational program uses interactive learning to improve outcomes and drive behavior change

PHILADELPHIA CREAM, November 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A new study, conducted by Essity for its world-leading occupational hygiene brand Tork, has revealed the desire of staff in long-term care facilities to improve training in areas such as hands and cleaning procedures. With cleaning and hygiene protocols more stringent than ever, 58% of cleaning staff said they find it difficult to follow all the steps and tasks in the cleaning guidelines and 68% of care staff would like to receive better and more interesting training/ interactive. hygiene1.

To meet these increased expectations, Tork has launched two free online training solutions. This state-of-the-art educational program provides an excellent interactive learning experience for better outcomes and behavior change – helping to raise hygiene and health standards in long-term care environments.

Tork Cleaning Training for Long Term Care Homes
The Tork Long-Term Care Home Cleaning Training has been developed in collaboration with subject matter experts (AHE – Association for Healthcare Environment) and long-term care homes to equip staff with the necessary knowledge and tools to maintain cleanliness and hygiene in healthcare facilities. Based on “real world” scenarios, but in a secure virtual world, the training can be adapted to local cleaning guidelines to ensure that cleaning staff carry out their tasks according to the best recommendations.

Tork Clean Hands Training for Long Term Care Homes
This online and virtual reality training course has been developed with leading hygiene experts, using the WHO 4 Moments for Hand Hygiene in a Residential Environment. The interactive simulation is specifically designed to make hand hygiene training more engaging and inspiring than ever, while equipping long-term care staff with the everyday skills they need to perform hand hygiene at all times .

Tork helps provide an easy-to-implement solution
Growing pressures on staff after Covid has left many long-term care facilities feeling challenged – staff turnover is high which can impact the quality and consistency of care. Long-term care facilities are now looking for cost-effective hygiene solutions that reduce the risk of infection and virus transmission, while maintaining a sense of “home” and resident independence. Tork hygiene solutions easily integrate into a nursing home or assisted living facility and quickly improve the efficiency of hygiene management. This means staff can spend more time providing better care and creating a safer, happier home for residents.

Contribute to improving the experience of each resident
Hygiene solutions are an essential part of daily care and help ensure residents’ independence and dignity, with 81% of resident families agreeing that visits to independent washrooms maintain residents’ dignity. That’s why Tork offers certified “Easy to Use” solutions.2 and have a wide range of investment options. They support residents who have limited strength and struggle to operate dispensers that require pulling levers or tearing fabrics.

Crucial time savings for staff and improved hygiene
Hygiene solutions can play a crucial role in freeing up time for important care tasks. While 56% of housekeepers agree that checking hygiene dispensers and retrieving product refills takes up a lot of their cleaning time, two-thirds (66%) of care staff agree that they are so busy that only one thing is holding us back means we are often late until the end of the shift. That’s why Tork offers high-capacity, quick-to-fill dispensers, allowing staff to save time and focus on residents. All Tork dispensers also open with the same key for easier maintenance.

Less time dealing with distributors. More time caring for residents.
Six in 10 cleaners (62%) agree cleaning rounds would be faster if they could tell which dispensers needed to be filled1, so they didn’t need to open them all. Using real-time data, Tork Vision Cleaning monitors dispensers and notifies staff of exactly when and where they need to be restocked, eliminating unnecessary checks. This ensures that hygiene standards remain consistent and saves staff time, so they can focus on the residents.

How Tork can help you

  • Provide attractive and easy-to-use hygiene solutions for elderly residents
  • Award-winning, modern, low-profile dispenser designs with quiet operation for an “at home” feel
  • Real-time data that monitors visitor traffic and vending machine fill levels, helping to avoid unnecessary vending machine checks and better manage touchpoint cleaning based on immediate needs
  • Free online training solutions created by leading experts that empower long-term care staff to improve compliance in critical areas such as hand hygiene and cleaning procedures

To learn more about how Tork can help improve outcomes and drive behavior change in long-term care facilities, please visit www.TorkUSA.com/LongTermCare

For more information contact:
Neighborhood Kaitlyn
Weber Shanwick
[email protected]

About Tork The Tork brand provides professional hygiene products and services to customers around the world, ranging from restaurants and healthcare facilities to offices, schools and industries. Our products include dispensers, paper towels, toilet paper, soap, napkins, paper towels, but also software solutions for data-driven cleaning. With expertise in hygiene, functional design and sustainability, Tork has become a market leader helping customers think ahead so they’re always ready to do business. Tork is a global brand of Essity and a committed partner to customers in over 110 countries. To keep up to date with the latest Tork news and innovations, please visit www.TorkUSA.com.

About Essity Essity is a global leader in hygiene and health. We are committed to improving well-being through our products and services. Sales are made in around 150 countries under the main global brands TENA and Tork, and other strong brands, such as JOBST, Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. Essity has approximately 46,000 employees. Net sales in 2021 amounted to approximately $12 billion. The company’s head office is located at Stockholm, Swedenand Essity is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. philadelphia cream is Essity’s North American headquarters. In addition to PennsylvaniaEssity has operations in the United States Alabama, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. Essity breaks down barriers to well-being and contributes to a healthy, sustainable and circular society. More information at www.essity.com.

1 Tork Long-Term Care Cleaner, Caregiver and Resident Family Research Study, 2022

2 Certified easy to use by the Swedish Rheumatism Association (SRA)

SOURCE Tork, an Essity brand