American Journal of Infection Control - Use of portable electronic devices in a hospital setting and their potential for bacterial colonization.
Reconstructive Review: An Open Access Journal - Dissemination of Pathogens by Mobile Phones in a Single Hospital.
Sample Mobile Device Cleaning Risk Assessment
Radio Episode: The Risk Of Contaminated Cell Phones and Tablets In Healthcare - Hosted by Nancy C. Caralla with guests Wesley LaPorte and Sue Barnes.
PhoneSoap engages in a rigorous testing process for all its devices prior to release. This testing includes ASTM laboratory standards such as E1153 and E3135 using simulated soil. In addition to standardized testing, we perform studies on actual phones and tablets with multiple pathogens in isolation as well as in combination. We believe in testing our devices using various methods to simulate best how our products would behave in different real-world situations.
PhoneSoap Med has undergone laboratory testing at each stage of development. The most current iteration has achieved an average reduction of 99.9999% against MRSA using the ASTM E3135 standard which includes simulated soiling. We share our preliminary test data with the infection prevention community from time to time to gather feedback and make sure that our final product meets not only laboratory test standards, but real-world standards as well. All testing data shared pre-release should be viewed as preliminary. A full suite of final testing will be performed and published once Med is approved for production. Until Med becomes final and commercially available final specifications and test results are subject to change. We support the growing UV community in establishing standardized testing procedures for UV products in both laboratory and real-world settings.
Beyond laboratory testing, Med usability and efficacy are currently being studied at several hospital facilities. That data will be published independently in peer-reviewed journals and will be added to our final testing data to paint a clear picture of what the Med can achieve in a real-world setting.
PhoneSoap Med is a rapid UV disinfection device for cell phones, tablets, and other hard to clean hand-held items. As hospitals and medical centers transition from paperwork to electronic forms, new protocols should be put in place for sanitation. With a disinfection cycle of just 30 seconds, the Med is an incredible addition to any facility to help ensure your professionals and patients are protected from the spread of harmful pathogens. For an overview of UV sanitation effectiveness, see the studies and white papers below.