The iCleanse Blog
Chemical disinfection of high-touch surfaces, when performed, is the de facto standard in most hospitals. Various types of chemicals are used to correlate with specific strategies based on the surface, who is doing the disinfection, and the type of pathogens in the environment.
The influenza virus, most commonly referred to as the flu, sickens roughly 13-20% of the United States each year. Symptoms can range from uncomfortable but manageable to requiring hospitalization.
It is flu season once again and a time when emergency rooms are filled with patients suffering from symptoms that need treatment but also bring challenges to hospitals, patients already admitted, and the staff themselves.
Clostridium difficile (c. diff) and methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are two of the more common healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) that create problems in hospitals nationwide.
When it comes down to the cost of implementing tablets into a work environment, many see BYOD initiatives as a way to reduce costs. While BYOD policies help to reduce the start up costs associated with purchasing these mobile devices, there are a variety of associated costs that many decision makers do not consider.
A fomite is an object that has the potential to become contaminated with any type of germ or bacteria. Fomites are key players in the transfer of pathogens from person-to-person. These objects are responsible for the billions of dollars spent treating hospital acquired infections and paying for sick leaves taken by health care workers. In order to lessen these numbers we must understand the source of the infections.
In an effort to continually reduce disease transmission in hospital settings, one doctor is asking if we should stop handshakes altogether.
One of the most important selling points of a tablet is its battery life – these devices are only valuable as long as they have power. As tablets continue to become more widely utilized in healthcare, key features such as battery life are being evaluated with a more critical eye.
Dental loupes are personal eyesore protective equipment worn by dental personnel for magnifying the clinicians field of view. Cleaning and disinfecting these devices is a challenge for users. MUSC Dental School and Students studied iCleanse DUO as a method of applying UVC as an efficient disinfection process. Below is a poster of the study. Publication to follow soon!
Mission accomplished! iCleanse disinfected HUNDREDS of phones, tablets and other devices at HIMSS 2018 in Las Vegas this year. We want to thank all the friends, new and old that stopped by as well as our partners Samsung and Connection who featured the product and sponsored this service.
The use of technology in the healthcare setting continues to rise. A recent survey conducted by Epocrates found that 86% of clinicians are using their smartphones for professional activities, and 53% of those clinicians are also using tablets.
Researchers in Australia have found the ‘superbug’ Enterococcus faecium has become more resistant over the past 19 years to alcohols widely used in both handwashing formulas and surface disinfection wipes.