It is well established in infection prevention practice that surfaces in hospital rooms are continually contaminated by infectious pathogens. The sources of these dangerous pathogens range from people who enter the room with contaminated hands and compromised clothing, from contaminated instruments and items that are brought in and out of the room like personal and enterprise issued mobile devices, and from the patient themselves.
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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.
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.
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.
When was the last time you cleaned your phone or tablet? Be honest.
The Daily News visited the Apple Store in NYC to see what they might find upon the surfaces of the tablets and iPhones on display. It is no surprise that they found lots of interesting and dangerous bacteria including Staphylococcus Aureus, Corynebacterium Minutisslmum, among others.
Most people enter the hospital hoping to feel better after they leave, but for 1.7 million Americans every year, this simply isn’t the case. Hospital Acquired Infections, also called HAIs or nosocomial infections, are infections that a hospital patient can develop as a result of their hospital stay (Martin & McFerran, 2008). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that roughly 99,000 deaths each year are related to HAIs (Klevens et al., 2007).
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.
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!
In an effort to continually reduce disease transmission in hospital settings, one doctor is asking if we should stop handshakes altogether.
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.
According to CDC reports, over 700,000 hospital patients acquired an infection as a result of their hospital stay in 2011, resulting in roughly 75,000 deaths. The majority of these Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) occurred in intensive care units.
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.