[Infographic] What's Growing On Your Mobile Device?


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A visual representation of what exactly can grow on your mobile device and why it is important to frequently clean and disinfect your smartphones and tablets.

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[Infographic] What's Growing On Your Mobile Device?

  1. 1. G R O W I N G A STUDY OF DEVICES TYPES OF BACTERIA Bacteria are everywhere; we live among them and our healthy body's immune system is capable of fending off their potential impact quite well. However, for people whose immune systems are suppressed, especially patients undergoing care within a hospital, the risk of becoming infected by these lingering pathogens is a serious danger. Even healthy people have cause to use careful cleaning and disinfection measures, as we all know how quickly germs spread during flu season. Candida spp. Escherichia coli 30 months 15 months ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICES? WHAT IS Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium commonly found on the skin and in the nose of about 30% of individuals. Most of the time, staph does not cause any harm. These infections can look like pimples, boils, or other skin conditions and most are able to be treated. Klebsiella spp. is a bacterium commonly associated with pneumonia, urinary tract infections, septicemia, and soft tissue infections. Percentage of healthcare workers polled WHO HAVE NOT CLEANED OR DISINFECTED THEIR DEVICES. and their ability to linger on surfaces = 2 months These bacteria that account for over 50% of HAIs can linger for up to: Klebsiella spp. Enterococcus spp. (including VRE & VSE) Pseudomonas aeruginosa Staphylococcus aureus (including MRSA) Candida parapsilosis a type of yeast that is also commonly associated with skin rash. It is also a cause of infections, like Corynebacterium minutissimum Why should I be concerned? Million people per year HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTIONS If you carry your device in and out of germ sensitive areas, please be safe and spend a moment to clean and disinfect your device. If you choose to use chemical-based disinfection, be sure to adhere to all printed instructions to ensure effectiveness, and be careful not to damage your device. If you’re looking for some assistance managing your disinfection tactics, ReadyDock's free CleanMe utility was designed to help remind you to clean and disinfect your devices, and the ReadyDock:UV can securely store, charge, and disinfect your mobile devices automatically without chemicals. KEEPING DEVICES DISINFECTED from HAIs per year, more than breast cancer and AIDS combined. RESULTING IN 99,000 DEATHS Download the CleanMe app YOUR CUSTOMIZABLE DISINFECTION CALENDAR * Unnecessary Deaths: The Human and Financial Costs of Hospital Infections. 2nd Edition. Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths, 2006. http://www.tufts.edu/med/apua/consumers/faqs_2_4154863510.pdf Dawn M. Sievert et al. (2013) Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogens Associated with Healthcare-Associated Infections: Summary of Data Report- ed to the National Healthcare Safety Network at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009–2010, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 34(2) (34,1), Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/info/10.1086/668770?seq=1&type=cite#infoCiting * Hidron, A., Edwards, J., Patel, J., Horan, T., Sievert, D., & Pollock, D. (2008, November). Antimicrobial-resistant pathogens associated with healthcare-associated infections: Annual summary of data reported to the national healthcare safety network at the centers for disease control and prevention, 2006–2007. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/PDFs/AR_report2008.pdf *