Health staff urged to clean phones as well as hands

Study on ICU nurses' mobile phones shows a disinfection protocol significantly reduce contamination and therefore the risk of infection transmission

Healthcare professionals should start regularly disinfecting their mobile phones, as well as their hands, to reduce the risk of infection transmission, US researchers say.

The team posed the question why, if mobile phones have become an extension of our hands, don't we disinfect them more often, especially in healthcare settings?

Their study of ICU nurses found that after they began regularly cleaning their mobiles, the bioburden on both their own and shared phones dropped significantly,

This in turn