Latest Seal Shield Infection Control Tech Aims to Reduce Healthcare-Acquired Infections by Disinfecting Mobile Devices

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The ElectroClave solution will help increase compliance around hand hygiene effectivness and the disinfection of your employee devices. Through the use of RFID tracking, MDM solution integration, and real-time reporting, the EletroClave solution will help to increase patient safety and infection control compliance

ElectroClave - All in One Communication Device Sanitizing Solution

The Epidemic No One is Talking About

SEAL SHIELD, LLC, The rise of mobile devices has been prevalent in every industry. It’s changed the way people bank, educate and shop for the better. But it’s not all been good- and I’m not just talking about the fact that employers can now call their employees at any time of the day or night. Healthcare is one of the industries that are most thoroughly affected by emerging tech. Anyone who’s ever been treated with antibiotics, as opposed to having a leech suck out their blood for since-debunked therapeutic purposes (yes, that was a widely accepted form of medicine once upon a time) should be grateful.

However, the rise of mobile devices in healthcare, which was intended to save valuable resources and get people faster and more efficient treatment, had an unexpected side effect, as is not uncommon in medicine. The phones are essentially bacteria-magnets and aren’t being treated as such. Look at how much emphasis is constantly placed on washing hands. It’s not a misguided effort. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention estimates that 80% of infections are transmitted by hands. But what happens when a nurse touches their unsanitized phone a second after washing their hands? Or even worse, what happens if they had previously been interacting with people who have contagious illnesses? Is it hard to see how that can be a problem?

So does the CDC. They estimate that 1.7 million people a year are developing healthcare-acquired infections, leading to almost 100,000 annual deaths. Healthcare workers’ failure to wash hands is considered to be a main cause. But what are they supposed to do about their phones and tablets? Apple and Samsung products are quite handy, but one thing they are not is resistant to cleaning products. They advertise as such on their respective websites. As a result, devices had to be created to clean our devices.

The ElectroClave™ Is the Only Solution Comprehensive Enough for Healthcare’s Needs

There are plenty of devices built to disinfect phones and tablets such as Phone Soap that were built for the consumer market. But the only solution that’s suitable for healthcare’s needs is the ElectroClave. The ElectroClave™ is to these consumer products what a Formula 1 race car is to a Toyota Corolla. One is a consumer product (though not quite as reliable as Toyota) and the other is for professionals. In the case of the ElectroClave™, it is a state-of-the-art device built for medical professionals who do not have any room for error, not just for germaphobes who also like to use their phone at the toilet.

It’s a comprehensive solution that offers an answer to any questions users might have. Worried about security? It comes with 4-digit PIN access or non-touch employee badge access. Concerned that employees won’t remember to actually use the device to disinfect their phones? It can send text reminders when someone’s device needs disinfecting. Your IT department is worried about system integrations? Tell them not to be. The ElectroClave™ has the ability to integrate to existing systems to include RTLS, EMR/EHR and MDM.

Mobile Device Disinfection & Cloud-Based Mobile Device Management:

  • Mitigates risk of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs)/Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) by disinfecting mobile devices
  • Increases practitioner’s hand hygiene effectiveness
  • Provides further visibility into staff, device and patient interaction technology
  • Prevents security breaches common with mobile technology

Mobile devices are a 21st century Pandora’s box. There are many complicated problems that have arisen in healthcare as a result, despite all the excellent benefits. Fortunately, the ElectroClave™ offers comprehensive solutions to each of these problems. It tackles each problem one by one and in the end, it actually saves time for everyone involved.

ElectroClave™ Disinfects:

  • Vocera Badges
  • Tablets (iPads, Surface Pros)
  • Handheld Scanners (Zebra, Honeywell, Datalogic)
  • Smartphones
  • Two-Way Communication Devices (Ascom Voalte)
  • Dictation Microphones

About Seal Shield
Founded in 2006, Seal Shield™ is a world leader in infection control solutions. Our company’s infection control focus within healthcare’s technology segment is critical today more than ever. Portable and mobile electronics are prolific throughout healthcare, which pose huge risks to patient and staff safety and outcomes. Seal Shield™ has acknowledged this paradigm shift and has developed the ElectroClave™ platform to solve various issues created by portable and mobile electronics in all clinical areas. The ElectroClave™ UV-C Disinfection platform is the first-ever to automate and track disinfection compliance with devices that interface with patients and multiple staff. Mobile and portable device security is also solved in workflows to prevent breaches of patient confidential data. Additionally, Seal Shield’s waterproof keyboards, hopital medical mice and screen protectors with antimicrobial product protection solve commonly overlooked cross-contamination points throughout healthcare. Seal Shield’s combined technologies bring the most comprehensive infection control solution, driving better patient safety and outcomes.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Washeen Alagiyawadu via email at washeen@sealshield.com.

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