In 2014, there was an article in the Washington Post about the dangers of germs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where “doctors are just as likely to store iPads in their white coat pockets as stethoscopes.”
According to the Post, the hospital had spent two years encouraging its staff to use mobile devices and by July 2014, Beth Israel counted 2,000 iPads, 4,000 iPhones, 2,000 Android devices, two BlackBerries and one Windows phone in use among its 12,000 employees.
That’s a lot of devices, a lot of screens, a lot of hands and a lot of germs. The hospital requires clinicians to disinfect devices between patient visits in order to prevent the spread of germs, but is a policy requiring doctors to disinfect really enough?
A study in 2013 by the National Institutes of Health found that regular tablet use leads to a “remarkable amount of microbial surface contamination,” and that standardized disinfection with isopropanol wipes “significantly reduces this microbial load.” However, the study’s authors also noted that “applying a disinfection procedure such as the one we propose may lead to losing the manufacturer’s warranty for the devices.” Or worse, the antiglare coating on the LCD display can dissolve, leaving smudge spots.
What if there was a way to protect the devices your hospital staff has come to rely on?
NuShield’s Triple A anti-glare screen protector film has been specially designed to eliminate germs and protect the display surface in health care environments. The Triple A film’s antimicrobial coating has shown a reduction rate of 99% of over a 24 hour period in laboratory tests using colon bacillus and Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. Our inorganic coating has an excellent antibacterial spectrum and is resistant to harsh chemical cleaning agents used in health care facilities.
You can clean Triple A film with solvent, bleach, rubbing alcohol, dilute alkalis, esters, and other disinfectants to eliminate germs on the screen, and it will not dilute its antimicrobial properties. The film uses a slightly tacky silicone rubber instead of a traditional pressure sensitive adhesive, which means that the film is easily applied and removed and will not trap air.
NuShield manufactures screen protectors for electronic equipment used throughout a hospital or medical facility. Our products are designed to protect the device, reduce glare and keep away germs that are picked up as the staff moves through their daily routine.
NuShield currently supports over 12,000 different devices such as televisions, computer monitors, laptops, tablets, telephone displays, thermostats, control panels, and handheld devices. We offer Triple A film for any device with an LCD, LED or plasma display up to 80 inch diagonal. NuShield can also create new film sizes to fit your device without extra cost if we don’t already list it in our database.