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Mobile Devices Threaten Patient Safety

Mobile Devices Threaten Patient Safety

In a well written article published in Infection Control Today, author Kelly M. Pyrek explores the risks that mobile devices are creating for patients and cites evidence from several key studies that we should be concerned and doing more to decontaminate these mobile devices.

Mobile phones, tablets and other electronic devices are potential transport mechanisms for harmful bacteria and viruses that can infect patients and staff alike.

Kelly M. Pyrek writes “This study indicates that unreported antibiotic resistant bacterial contaminants of mobile phones of patients may be a matter of great concern.  Hence, it is recommended that all patients admitted in hospitals be educated about guidelines of using mobile phones, regular disinfection of their mobile phones, hand hygiene and be advised not to share mobile phones with other people so that role of contaminated mobile phones in the spread of nosocomial infections can be prevented to some extent.”

A link to the article can be found below.

About SPH Medical:

SPH Medical provide solutions to healthcare facilities to reduce the risk of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI’s) and workplace injuries resulting from manual patient handling.   The new AUVS – UV disinfection device rapidly disinfects mobile phones, tablets, iPads, and portable hospital equipment.   The Halo disinfection system Kills 99.9999% of C. diff spores throughout an entire room.  Visit SPH Medical for more information:  https://sphmedical.com/auvs-disinfect-phones-tablets

Watch the AUVS disinfection system in action:

http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2017/02/mobile-technology-disinfection-contaminated-devices-pose-threat-to-patients.aspx

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