Twice-daily disinfection recommended for healthcare facility tablets

June 17, 2019

Tablet computers used in patient care are often colonized with important human pathogens, according to an article on the Infection Control Today website.

But the impact of disinfection interventions remains controversial.

In a 2019 study, researchers looked at the change in colonizing bacteria on tablets before and after twice-daily tablet disinfection intervention. 

After disinfection, there was substantially less overall bacterial colonization, but colonization of Staphylococcus aureus  decreased only slightly.

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