Nosocomial infections and transmission can be prevented by maintaining proper hand hygiene
Bacterial contamination was detected on 100% of phones in the study of HC worker phones
Both Gram Positive & Gram Negative bacteria were found
They achieved a significant reduction of contamination when using 70% isopropyl alcohol for 10 minutes
Strict hand hygiene and the disinfection of mobile phone practices must be introduced to prevent nosocomial infection
Excellent assertion/reinforcement of the prevalence and need for mobile device disinfection. While they showed significant reduction they had very few complete eliminations of bacteria types and an unreasonable period of time (10 minutes!) to accomplish it.