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A recent study found traces of the flu, respiratory infections, and the norovirus on 38.5% of 114 healthcare workers' phones that were tested, according to an article on the ABC-7 website.
At Bonita Community Health Center in Bonita Springs, Fla., cell phones are banned beyond certain points for employees.
Cross-contamination is an invisible, chronic threat at healthcare facilities and cell phones add to the risk, especially in certain surgical rooms.
Medical instruments (but not cell phones) at Bonita go through a three-step cleaning process.
Read the article.
This Quick Read was submitted by Cathryn Jakicic, Healthcare Industries Editor, Facilities.net.