Tuesday, January 21, 2020

RJWBarnabas Introduces Revolutionary UV-C Disinfection Technology to Its Organization


Somerville, NJ (January 21, 2020) Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, a RWJBarnabas facility, is implementing Seal Shield’s breakthrough UV-C disinfection technology in order to better protect patients from the cross-contamination hazards associated with mobile devices.

“Studies have shown that viruses can be transferred from our hands to our touchscreens,” said Tony Cava, president, and chief executive officer, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset. “As part of our commitment to patient safety, we encourage our staff to disinfect their phones and iPads [with the ElectroClave] in addition to washing their hands to prevent the spread of germs and infections.”

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset’s infection prevention efforts have resulted in lower infection rates, including catheter-associated urinary tract infections, central-line associated bloodstream infections, methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), C. difficile infections and surgical site infections. These low infection rates are among the quality indicators that have led to the hospital’s national quality recognitions, including an “A” Hospital Safety Score from the Leapfrog Group nine times. The hospital has also received the 2019 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award, ranking among the top 5% in the nation for patient safety.

Seal Shield developed the ElectroClave to disinfect mobile devices using UV-C technology. Devices are managed via an RFID software backbone, while disinfection reminders and compliance monitoring are accomplished via push notifications through the accompanying app. According to Bradley Whitchurch, CEO of Seal Shield, “ElectroClave is the most comprehensive mobility disinfection management solution available today.” To learn more about this technology, please visit the Seal Shield website or contact Seal Shield directly at (877) 325-7443.

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