- •Use of smartphones and wearable devices are common in clinical hospital practice.
- •Hospital-provided disinfectant wipes are not recommended for use on smartphones.
- •This real-world trial evaluated bacterial counts on clinician devices pre and post UV-C.
- •UV-C is effective in eliminating bacteria from smartphones and wearable devices.
- •UV-C implementation supports the use of wearable and mobile technology in practice.
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Funding/support: This study was funded and supported by Island Health. S.S. has an unrestricted research grant funded by Vocera. Two of the CleanSlate ultraviolet devices were funded by Island Health, and 8 were donated by the company for the purposes of this study and returned following completion.
Conflicts of interest: None to report.