Tork’s healthcare disinfection training is now GBAC STAR Registered for infectious disease prevention

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Posted by Janet Stroud — March 23, 2023 — Tork, an Essity Brand, has announced that Tork Interactive Training for Healthcare is now GBAC STAR Registered. Under the guidance of the GBAC-STAR-Registered-800x800Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, this training aligns with the GBAC STAR Accreditation Program, and demonstrates cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention best practices that minimize risks associated with infectious agents like Covid-19.

As the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation, GBAC STAR helps organizations establish protocols and procedures, offers expert-led training, and assesses readiness for biorisk situations. Being registered verifies that Tork Interactive Training for Healthcare is positioned as approved for use with GBAC STAR protocols and standards, and is on its way to becoming validated as meeting a higher level of cleanliness and safety.

GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger remarked:

With so many options on the market today, it can be overwhelming for decision makers to select the best equipment, chemicals, or programs. With GBAC STAR Registered, it’s clear which solutions and programs have been vetted by experts and meet a higher level of cleanliness and safety. This allows managers to better equip and train professionals so they can more easily and effectively uphold public health.

To become GBAC STAR Registered, Tork Interactive Training for Healthcare had to meet specific requirements including demonstrating efficacy, cost, health and safety advantages, etc., as well as show a significant contribution in helping to prevent the spread of diseases.

Industry-recognized Tork interactive trainings for healthcare help medical facilities improve hand hygiene practices to reduce pathogen transmission and address the 90% of Americans who believe increased cleaning and sanitizing in healthcare facilities is important.

All trainings were developed alongside leading behavioral scientists and experts in hand hygiene. Through these easy-to-access trainings, healthcare professionals can learn best practices anytime, anywhere — contributing to better patient health outcomes:

  • Tork Clean Hands Training & Tork Clean Hands Training for Care Homes, available on desktop and VR, invites users into a digital world where they interact and train on the WHO’s “5 moments of hand hygiene” in a realistic, safe environment — aiming to boost compliance.
  • Tork Interactive Clean Hospital Training & Tork Clean Training for Care Homes, based on the Association for the Health Care Environment’s Practice Guidance for Health Care Environmental Cleaning, is a desktop tool designed to make the training process for cleaning healthcare facilities engaging and efficient.
To learn more about Tork’s innovative trainings to reinforce hand hygiene and infection prevention in your healthcare facilities, visit Tork.