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[Infographic] What's Growing On Your Mobile Device?
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,
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.
ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICES?
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
infections can look
like pimples, boils, or
other skin conditions
and most are able to
is a bacterium
urinary tract infections,
septicemia, and soft
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:
(including VRE & VSE)
a type of yeast that is
associated with skin
rash. It is also a cause
of infections, like
Why should I
Million people per year
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.
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