If mobile phones are a plausible source of infection, why do healthcare workers, including doctors and nurses (even patients) use them?
“If there’s a phone with staph aureus bacteria on it, someone’s going to get staph”.
Because mobile phones have largely replaced the traditional usage of pagers or hospital-networked computers in most operation rooms. Not only so, people are increasingly glued to their phones that very often they cannot separate themselves from the reality of where they are – including hospitals, which is leading to a spread of hospital-acquired infections.
Also in another study among patient’s phone tested in 2011, more than 85 percent were positive for microbial infections, including growing of bacteria on them.
See How Tablet Tissue Helps Healthcare Workers to Regularly Sterilize their Phones
While it’s hard to say why a patient got an infection because of so many contributing factors, what one can do is to regularly sterilise phones with tablet tissue. Regularly swabbing the phones of medical residents, patients, hospital visitors and surgeons helps reduce pathogen bacteria on them.
A magic towel is portable, compact and used anywhere, and helps evade transmission of an unwanted virus that may contaminate surfaces such as phones, or keyboards, or computer screens, and then spread to you. As compared to other general wet tissues, it is distinguished by it’s dry, antiseptic-free condition.
Made of pulp rayon, the product doesn’t contain any chemical agent and is easy to carry as it is compressed into a coin shape.
You can put it in a pocket, and use this magic tablet napkin as and when you travel or work in hospitals. It is hygienic, safe and bio-degradable and works best in public spaces where health and hygiene are important.