Contamination of hand held devices (cell phones, tablets) in healthcare

Sue Barnes is the Keynote Speaker at Compliance Key. Sue Barnes is an independent clinical consultant. She is Board certified in Infection Control and Prevention and was granted the designation of Fellow of APIC in 2015 (FAPIC). She has been in the field of Infection Prevention since 1989. She has participated in the development of a number of APIC guides and served as a speaker for organizations including AORN and APIC. In addition, Sue has been published in journals including AORN Journal, American Journal of Infection Control, The Joint Commission Source for Compliance Strategies and The Pe........


This presentation will address the patient infection risk that is associated with contaminated mobile electronic devices used by healthcare workers. In addition, current and novel risk mitigation strategies will be addressed. And a standard protocol will be discussed.

Why should you attend this webinar?

Handheld electronic devices such as cell phones and tablets are in wide and increasing use in healthcare facilities. These devices can be implicated in the transmission of environmentally transmitted pathogens, some being resistant to antibiotics including MRSA and Clostridium difficile. Phones and tablets and other communication devices are being introduced in healthcare at a much faster pace than protocols and products designed to keep them clean and contamination free. Patients use tablets and phones to register in clinics, to view lab test results and skype with family while hospitalized. Physicians use phones to receive and send messages and check lab test results. There is currently no standard method or means of ensuring that these devices are kept free from contamination. Patients at the greatest risk of this transmission are those with indwelling devices which provide a direct portal of entry for microorganisms, such as in ICU and operating room. Innovations such as UV-C devices are being introduced as an effective method for decontaminating phones and tablets. 

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Review the infection risk associated with contaminated mobile devices
  • Discuss mitigation strategies
  • Discuss standardizing the method(s) and frequency for disinfection of mobile electronic devices 

Who can Benefit:

Webinar Id: LSHCSB002

Training Options:

Duration: 60 mins


 10:00 AM PT | 01:00 PM ET

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