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The Case for Concurrent Cases - November 2018 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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10. Disinfect Your Mobile Devices The use of personal mobile devices in the OR is a hot-button topic. Proponents of the technology argue smart phones and tablets provide surgical team members with instant access to clinically important information and the ability to use a host of helpful surgery-centric apps. Opponents believe that staff members who bring personal devices into the OR are tempted to surf the web and check social media instead of focusing on safe patient care. We all can agree that staff are never without their mobile devices and the high-touch screens are reservoirs for microorganisms. Thankfully, the ReadyDock uses germicidal light to disinfect the devices your staff carry into the OR in less than a minute. If you allow smartphones and tablets into the OR, staff should disinfect the screens before they bring them into the room. OSM 6 4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 8 • SCREEN SAVER The ReadyDock system cleans smartphones and tablets in less than a minute. Ms. Matson (leslie@almss.com) is a nurse consultant with ALM Surgical Solutions in Atlanta, Ga. Check out her blog, A Scrubs Life, at ascrubslife.com.

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