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Device Disinfecting Guidelines

You should disinfect your device periodically according to the institutional policies of surface and equipment safety and cleanliness. If the device becomes soiled with blood or other body fluids:

  • Use chemical germicides that are EPA approved as hospital disinfectants and are tuberculocidal/virucidal when used at recommended dilutions and contact times.

  • Clean visibly soiled areas and then chemically decontaminate them.

  • Moisten cleaned areas with the appropriate germicide and allow it to air dry.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), "items that do not ordinarily touch the patient or touch only intact skin are not involved in disease transmission and generally do not necessitate disinfection between uses on different patients." – Source

Special Cases

If the device is used with patients who are infected or colonized with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) or other drug-resistant microorganisms, and this infection is judged by the infection control program (based on current state, regional, or national recommendations) to be of special, clinical, or epidemiologic significance or with highly virulent microorganisms such as Ebola or Lassa, then you should dedicate the device to one patient or patient cohort and disinfect it between patient uses.

Cleaning Solutions

The following cleaning solutions have been tested by Motion Computing. Review the manufacturer's guidelines for proper use of the product.

  • Alcohol Prep Pad (Dynarex) – For general purpose only. Not considered a disinfectant for health care environments.

  • Cavi-Wipes (Metrex) – Can be difficult to clean off and can leave a film.

  • Germicidal Wipes (Super Sani-Cloth PDI) – Requires gloves for use and can be difficult to clean off. Effective on acrylic displays but can be difficult to clean off the ViewAnywhere display.

  • MOC Reviver (MOC) – Can be difficult to clean off and can leave a film.

  • PVP-I Prep Pads (Triad) – Can leave yellow film on the product.

  • Sani-Cloth (PDI) – Requires gloves for use and can be difficult to clean off.

  • Screen Cleaner (Office Depot) – For general purpose only. Not considered a disinfectant for healthcare environments.

  • Vira Guard (Veridien) – Highly recommended.

  • Virex – Can be difficult to clean off and can leave a film on the product.

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