Mobile Devices and Healthcare-Associated Infections

Brandy Wentz, BSN, RN; Mary Jane Bowles, DNP, RN, CCRN, CNS-BC


Am Nurs Journal. 2018;13(9) 

In This Article

The Study

The council conducted its study in January 2017. They received institutional review board (IRB) approval through an expedited review process before collecting data. The purpose of the study was to evaluate potential bioburden on MHDs and to develop a fast, effective, and cost-efficient cleaning method. (See Bioburden defined.)

Fifty night-shift staff members were recruited to participate in the study. At the end of their shift, they signed written consent forms to have their MHDs swabbed using Hygiena UltraSnap Swabs and SystemSURE Plus adenosine triphosphate(ATP) monitoring. (See The process.)