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The award-winning Tork VR Clean Hands Training now available for free on desktop

This means that healthcare professionals can train on hand hygiene routines anywhere, at any time.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that this year’s World Hand Hygiene Day will focus on the theme Seconds save lives – clean your hands! This important topic highlights the life-saving importance of clean hands and aims to improve hygiene standards globally. To contribute to this work and support hand hygiene compliance among healthcare professionals, Tork has made the award-winning Tork VR Clean Hands Training available on any device.

A study shows that 8 out of 10 healthcare professionals would like to improve their hand hygiene compliance.1 But traditional forms of hand hygiene training are often perceived as uninspiring. Tork Clean Hands Training invites users into a digital world where they can interact and train on the WHO’s ‘5 moments of hand hygiene’ in a realistic environment.

“Hand hygiene has always been important within healthcare, and the recent pandemic has made it only more so. Healthcare professionals are doing tremendous work to secure hand hygiene compliance to protect their patients and themselves, but at the same time they are looking for ways to improve. By making the Tork Clean Hands Training available on desktop and other platforms, we can make hand hygiene happen by empowering healthcare professionals to train when and where they want,” says Tom Bergin, Marketing Director – Healthcare, Essity Professional Hygiene.

Tork VR Clean Hands Training, which was a category winner at last year’s Amsterdam Innovation Award 2020, has been developed in collaboration with behavioral scientists, world-leading experts in hand hygiene from the infection Control Program at the University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine Geneva, Switzerland and university hospitals around the world to make it intuitive and efficient as a learning tool.

The addition of a desktop version makes finding time for and being involved in performing hand hygiene training much easier. As part of making the innovative hand hygiene training more accessible for healthcare professionals, the training will also be available in 7 languages including English, German, Polish, Dutch, French, Spanish, and Arabic.

“We are proud to make our hand hygiene training more accessible for healthcare professionals. Hand hygiene is an important subject and improvements have the potential to save lives. Tork is also supporting by supplying high-quality sanitizer systems suitable for use in a demanding hygiene environment. Tork sanitizer dispensers are compatible with care routines, fast and easy to refill. The flexible assortment suits your needs,” says Tom Bergin, Marketing Director – Healthcare, Essity Professional Hygiene.

To learn more about our sanitizer assortment, or to access Tork Clean Hands Training, visit

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