COVID-19 DISINFECTING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DATALOGIC SCANNERS
COVID-19: DISINFECTING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DATALOGIC SCANNERS
Technical Note :
♦ To disinfect scanner surfaces, Datalogic recommends using one of the two following solutions:
♦ Isopropyl Alcohol (70% solution or above)
♦ Chlorine Bleach (8.25% solution) ½ cup bleach diluted in 1 gallon of water (3,78541 Liters)
♦ Both options are recommended;♦
Cleaning procedure is detailed below :
♦ Use a clean, paper towel dampened one of the above solutions to clean and disinfect scan window and exterior surfaces.
♦ DO NOT use abrasive cleaning agents or abrasive pads to clean this product. Harsh chemicals, disinfectants, and cleansers can cause damage which will adversely affect scanning and weighing performance.
♦ Stallion Group is the Authorized Distributor and Diamond Partner for Datalogic in India and the Middle East.
FRONTLINE MEDICAL WORKERS DEPEND ON ANTIMICROBIAL DEVICES
Eliminate critical unsuspected doors to contaminations
♦ In a globalized society, reducing the risk of catching an infectious disease through increased hand hygiene has never been more important. Infectious diseases typically spread through contaminated droplets in the air and on surfaces. This is why the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emphasizes hand hygiene and personal protective equipment (PPE) in its guidelines for safeguarding health-care professionals and patients.
Designed to protect
♦ One way clinic administrators can help protect frontline medical workers is by choosing instruments and mobile devices designed specifically to repel and kill infectious diseases. This is particularly important when mobile devices travel from room to room with nurses and clinicians because even if a device is dedicated to an active infectious disease unit, additional exposure to the same disease can increase negative consequences for patients. In short, hygiene isn’t an option — it’s a priority.
♦ Datalogic’s health-care bar-code readers are easily distinguished from their industrial counterparts by their white-and-green plastic housings. But it’s not just the colour that distinguishes these housings. The plastic is embedded with silver ions that prevent disease-causing bacteria and virus growth. The oligodynamic effect of silver damages key enzymes in the cell membranes of pathogens, killing them and slowing the infectious spread. So these additives reduce the risk of bacteria and other germs remaining on devices and being passed between patients and providers.
♦ In addition to containing antimicrobial materials, Datalogic’s enclosures for its medical bar-code scanners and mobile computers are designed to resist harsh, hospital-approved disinfectants. The enclosures can withstand the multiple cleanings required each day by standard hospital hygiene protocols. Dozens of sanitizations per day will not hurt them. Consumer devices, for example, can be damaged by cleaning products. Recently Apple recommended using disinfectant wipes on phones but not pressing too hard, lest users damage a phone’s coating and charging contacts.
The power to protect
♦ Datalogic’s mobile devices for health-care workers offer two additional features: wireless charging and ergonomic designs.
♦ Wireless charging addresses the number-one failure point of all cordless devices: oxidized charging contacts. Eliminating contacts results in greater reliability, a longer device lifetime, and a lower total cost of ownership because of fewer failures. Additionally, contacts can be receptacles for dust accumulation and microbial growth; wireless induction charging eliminates this risk.
♦ Finally, the ergonomic design of Datalogic devices ensures that they easily fit on medical carts. It also reduces the physical fatigue associated with repetitive scanning actions.
♦ In today’s health-care system, mobile computers and bar-code scanners play an important role in infection control and patient safety. They ensure correct patient identification while helping to reduce the spread of infectious diseases. By deploying devices containing antimicrobial and disinfectant-ready materials, and also incorporating wireless charging technology, hospitals can improve productivity while also reducing the risk of secondary infections.
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