Mobile devices are used in healthcare and business every day BUT can make a big contribution to the spread of pathogens. Unless we sanitise them properly.
While our clients in healthcare, aged care and business use tablets, phones and laptops to increase the speed and efficiency of their work, we need new ways to reduce the risks of doing so. Research shows that 54% of doctors use devices for professional purposes, however devices used in clinical care present a dangerous new surface for pathogens that cause Healthcare Associated infections (HAIs). The United States’ Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that HAIs occur in 1 out of every 25 acute care hospitalisations. Devices that can’t be properly cleaned with hospital-grade disinfectants have no place in healthcare settings.
The new Uvone Device Disinfection Station from Australian brand PC Locs is powerful enough for hospitals and aged care facilities, yet perfect for all industries. Uvone can be wall or stand mounted, and is easy to use with a touchless operation to disinfect mobile devices to a 6-log kill in just 30 seconds.
As a new disinfecting station for iPads, tablets and other devices, UVone can allow healthcare professionals to utilise mobile technology in clinical care without contributing to the spread of pathogens – in just 30 seconds.
PC Locs UVone Device Disinfection Station has a touchless operation to disinfect mobile devices to a 6-log kill in just 30 seconds, reducing the risk of hospital-acquired infections.
Powerful enough for hospitals, yet perfect for all industries. – UV disinfection for mobile devices goes well beyond healthcare facilities. Did you know a mobile phone has 18x more bacteria than a public restroom? Consider the last time you properly sanitised your device. UVone provides assurance that your device is 99.9999% bacteria free. UVone helps mitigate the spread of viral bacteria anywhere devices are being used or shared.
99.9999% Bacteria Reduction* – Effective UV-C disinfects to a 6-log kill, reducing the colony to 1 MRSA bacterium after a 99.9999% reduction. With touchless sensors, users never physically touch the station, reducing cross contamination. *Kill rate claims are based on preliminary data only conducted by third-party lab. Preliminary test data is available upon request.
Rapid UV-C Technology Disinfects in Just 30 Seconds – Device sanitisation for healthcare workers continues to be an on-going issue for hospitals trying to reduce the spread of HAIs. UVone is specifically designed for quickness and ease of use, encouraging busy healthcare professionals to change their daily behaviour, thus increasing hygiene compliance long term.
Touchless, Motion-Activated Door – Most HAIs are transmitted by physical contact, making personal hygiene of hospital staff a critical step toward reducing the spread of infection. UVone users never physically touch the station, preventing cross contamination.
Convenient and Visible – UVone seamlessly integrates into any environment or workflow, such as outside of operating rooms, patient rooms, nurses’ stations, or any other location that is most convenient and visible for compliance. Optional accessories include a table stand, wall mount or a cart with wheels for easy portability–all include a VESA-compatible mounting plate. A stand-alone mounting plate is also available. (Accessories sold separately).
How to manage devices in health and aged care
We have helped our health and aged care clients to take iPads, tablets and iPods deeper into both clinical and residential care.
- Rugged device cases that are dropproof, or are waterproof, and/or have handles and straps to make using the device in a busy environment easier.
- Charging stations are used to store, sync and recharge team devices to reduce the admin time and cost of a device fleet, and to reduce the footprint required to manage many devices at once. Recharging 5 to 40 devices with one powerpoint is a significant benefit in that no additional power outlets are required. Compact carts or wall mounted cabinets keep the footprint low for storing devices.
- iPad and tablet stands or wall mounting devices are keeping tablets in use for patient, staff or public use.
- Rugged laptops and tablets are used in emergency departments, ambulance, fire and police vehicles as the devices are toughed to be able to withstand drops, knocks, splashes and more.
- Venola, C.L (2014). Mobile Devices and Apps for Healthcare Professionals: Uses and Benefits. P&T, 39 (5), 354-364
- Magill SS, Edwards JR, Bamberg W, et all (2014). Multistate point-prevalence survey of health care-associated infections. New England Medical Journal. 370 (13): 1198-1208