Hold the Phone: Mobilizing Against Cell Phone Pathogens
On any given day, the CDC estimates that 1 out of 25 hospitalized patients has a healthcare-associated infection (HAI). Up to 1.7 million HAIs occur annually in the United States, resulting in an annual financial loss of $6.5 billion. HAIs are responsible for approximately 75,000 deaths annually. Preventing HAIs is essential to keep hospitalized patients safe as well as to control costs.
Gallegos, Cara; McDuffee, Veronica; Hong-Engelhard, Cindy; and Boeck, Caitlyn. (2018). "Hold the Phone: Mobilizing Against Cell Phone Pathogens". Nursing, 48(10), 68-70. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.NURSE.0000541405.87543.65