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Ensuring computers, notebooks and mobile devices are included in the disinfection mix

A study found that 80% of mobile phones and 81% of clinicians’ hands at a hospital were contaminated with pathogens such as E.coli and Staphylococcus. Current infection control practices do not address the issue of contaminated devices, but experts argue that disinfection policies and practices need to be put in place to prevent the spread of healthcare-associated infections. Healthcare organizations should implement clear-cut disinfection policies for computers, notebooks, and mobile devices to reduce the risk of infections.

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