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FEB 2019

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34 ICT January/February 2019 www.infectioncontroltoday.com 4. If so, do you personally clean this hospital property or do you leave it to someone else? 5. How many hours per day do you use personal/hospital mobile technology devices? 6. Where do you normally use personal/ hospital mobile technology devices? 7. How frequently do you clean your mobile technology devices? 8. What kind of cleaning/decontamination agent do you use? 9. Do you wash/sanitize your hands: 10. Do you use a keyboard in the course of your work? 11. Do you know how often your keyboard is cleaned? 12. Who should clean/decontaminate mobile technology devices in the healthcare setting? 13. Does your facility have a formal policy addressing the cleaning/decontamination of mobile technology devices? 14. Do you believe that contaminated mobile technology devices are a threat to patient and healthcare worker safety? 15. Should the use of personal mobile technology devices be banned in hospitals? Continued from page 33 35% I don't use hospital property 7% No, I let someone else do it 56% Yes, I clean it myself 1% Under 1 hour a day 41% Under 8 hours a day 20% 8-10 hours a day 6% More than 10 hours a day At the nurses' station On a mobile cart In patient rooms In various hospital departments In the lunchroom/ cafeteria In the restroom 2% Never 9% Rarely 14% Occasionally 8% Once a week 11% Several times a week 28% Once a day 29% Several times a day 4% UV-disinfection device 8% Other 4% I don't clean my device(s) 6% Dry wipe 79% Wet wipe 34% I don't wash/sanitize my hands before or after using my device(s) 11% Before using your device 15% After using your device(s) 40% Both before and after using your device(s) 2% No 99% Yes 40% No 60% Yes 5% Environmental services staff should clean these devices 2% Nursing staff should clean these devices 93% People should clean their own devices, whether personal or hospital property - it's everyone responsiblity! 24% Uncertain 43% No 33% Yes 5% No 14% Uncertain 81% Yes 14% Uncertain 71% No 15% Yes

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