New eShield™ Stay-Clean™ Smartphone and Tablet Covers Reduce Risk of Cross Contamination

    [ Jun 17, 2020 4:10:34 PM / by Christina Czeszewski posted in Disinfecting Medical Equipment, germ free digital, tablet disinfection, reduce HAI, Infection Control, News

    Whitney Medical Solutions, the Experts in Germ-Free Digital™, is proud to introduce the newest product in the eShield™ line of electronic device covers, non-sterile eShield™ Stay-Clean™ covers. Currently available in 4 sizes for smartphones and tablets.

    eShield™ Stay-Clean™ covers are designed to quickly and easily cover and seal the high touch surfaces of handheld devices to reduce the risk to yourself and others with whom you come in contact with from cross contamination in non-sterile environments. Surface barriers are an essential part of proper infection control protocol.

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    Validation of Autoclavability of Biohazardous Waste Containers

    [ Oct 29, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Christina Czeszewski posted in Biohazard Waste Containers, Disinfecting Medical Equipment

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Disinfection Guidelines, “of all the methods available for sterilization, moist heat in the form of saturated steam under pressure is the most widely used and the most dependable… Like all sterilization processes, steam sterilization has some deleterious effects on some materials...”. 

    Since autoclaving is the most common form of sterilization, a good alternative to the environmentally damaging practice of waste incineration, and likely the method many of our customers are using, we tested the autoclavability of Whitney’s BIOHAZARD Bench-Top Keeper and BIOHAZARD Safe-Keeper.

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    Keeping the TubeCaddy® Disinfected: Best Practices for Cleaning and Disinfecting Velcro® in Patient Care Devices

    [ Jun 10, 2019 6:33:33 PM / by Christina Czeszewski posted in Tube Organizer, IV Clip, Tube Caddy, Patient Care, Cleaning Medical Equipment, Bedrail Clip, Disinfecting Medical Equipment


    The TubeCaddy is not a medical device, but is most closely similar to items classified as noncritical reusable medical equipment. According to the CDC, “virtually no risk has been documented for transmission of infectious agents to patients through noncritical items when they are used as noncritical items and do not contact non-intact skin and/or mucous membranes”.  Other examples of noncritical reusable medical equipment / noncritical patient-care items are bedpans, blood pressure cuffs, crutches and computers.

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