Analysis of the presence of organic matter (ATP) in mobile devices of healthcare workers in hospitals

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  • Eunice Beatriz Martin Chaves Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre
  • Mônica Beatriz Agnes Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre
  • Loriane Rita Konkewicz Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre
  • Ana Lucia Kern Thomas Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre
  • Jacqueline Jacques Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre
  • Maurício Nunes Madeira Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre

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Nosocomial pathogens, mobile phones contamination, hygiene of hands

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We report the result of an awareness campaign about the importance of hygiene of hands after using different devices used in assistance to patients, such as tablets, notebooks, mobile phones, identification, watches, cameras, showing the level of contamination found after technical using detection of ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) via bioluminescence, which enables a quantitative assessment ready and easy to implement. ATP molecules found in all living cells react with the enzyme complex generating light representing the presence of organic matter in such objects.

Keywords: Nosocomial infection; fomites; hand hygiene

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Biografia do Autor

Eunice Beatriz Martin Chaves, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre

Occupational Medicine Service

Mônica Beatriz Agnes, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre

Occupational Medicine Service

Loriane Rita Konkewicz, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre

Comissão de Controle de Infecção Hospitalar

Ana Lucia Kern Thomas, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre

Serviço de Governança e Higienização

Jacqueline Jacques, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre

Occupational Medicine Service

Maurício Nunes Madeira, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre

Occupational Medicine Service

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2017-04-20

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Chaves EBM, Agnes MB, Konkewicz LR, Thomas ALK, Jacques J, Madeira MN. Analysis of the presence of organic matter (ATP) in mobile devices of healthcare workers in hospitals. Clin Biomed Res [Internet]. 20º de abril de 2017 [citado 29º de novembro de 2022];37(1). Disponível em: https://seer.ufrgs.br/index.php/hcpa/article/view/68627

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