Patient Safety Sentinel: Mobile Devices

Safety Communication: Mobile Devices

Just as with other devices that come into contact with the hands of healthcare workers, mobile devices can pose a significant risk of spreading HAIs in patient care environments.

 

Please follow these Safety Tips when using your cell phone or mobile device:

  • Refer to the cleaning instructions for your particular device to clean and disinfect routinely.
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Patient Safety Sentinel: Proper Procedure for Hand Washing

The CDC encourages the use of alcohol hand sanitizer for routine hand hygiene in healthcare settings, however there are times when soap & water should be used:

  • When hands are visibly soiled
  • For known or suspect C diff or Norovirus

Lathering of soap and water MUST be a minimum of 15-20 secs and the following steps MUST be followed for proper hand washing per CDC Guidelines : 

  • Wet hands with clean running water.
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