Where once the medical field was laden with heavy paper charts, today, medical offices and hospitals are increasingly relying on technology to make patient information both more accessible and more secure.
Doctors now enter the exam or hospital room, tablet in hand, able to quickly and easily access patient records, jot down notes, and send electronic prescriptions. This improves patient care while cutting down on unnecessary paperwork. However, the use of electronic displays in a germ-filled environment can significantly increase the chance of transferring bacteria from one patient to another if proper precautions aren’t taken.
Tablets in Medicine
Tablets are a wonderful tool in the medical environment. Patient records, now stored electronically, can be pulled up in mere moments. At the same time, the tablet can be used to take notes on the current appointment and even take and store pictures of wounds for later comparison or access by other health providers.
During an appointment, you can pull up information and images with just a few taps, allowing you to more easily explain conditions to patients, and draw diagrams and charts. At the end of the appointment, prescriptions can be sent to the pharmacy with ease, while instructions can be sent to support staff for follow-up care. This saves on time and paperwork, which allows doctors to spend more time with their patients, and more easily coordinate care with other specialists.
But because tablets are so useful in the medical environment, they are also at risk for damage. The frequent swiping and tapping can wear down the screen, causing it to be less responsive over time. Microscopic cracks form, trapping oils and dirt, while the screen fills with unsightly fingerprints. Tablets can easily fall or be knocked off a table during an exam. They can be dropped while sharing information with a patient, scratching or damaging the screen. And as you carry the tablet from room to room, you are risking transferring germs from one patient to another, as well as to yourself and other staff.
LCD screens cannot be cleaned with harsh disinfectants, making this a particular concern in a hospital environment.
Protection is Easy
NuShield has developed a special screen protector that helps extend the life of your tablet by providing superior protection against scratches, with the most advanced antimicrobial technology on the market.
The NuShield Triple A screen protector takes tablet protection to a whole new level. The Triple A takes all the anti-glare, anti-scratch, and anti-fingerprint protection you’ve come to expect from a regular screen protector, and adds an unmatched layer of germ resistance while providing the highest clarity for this type of film on the market. This anti-microbial film kills germs up to 99% and helps to reduce the risk of spreading illness from patients to staff and other patients.
Also, NuShield Triple A protectors can be cleaned with bleach, rubbing alcohol and other harsh chemical solvents without damaging or reducing the antimicrobial effectiveness of the film. And NuShield products come with a 100% money-back guarantee, ensuring your satisfaction.
The Triple A film is also available for other electronic devices used in healthcare environments such as monitors used in the ER, on mobile workstations traveling on the ward, nurses stations where charts are updated, and even the in lobby where large touchscreen monitors are used to provide interactive information about the hospital and various departments.
Don’t leave your devices undefended against germs and scratches. Contact us for more information on how NuShield screen protectors can help protect your tablet and your patients, or order your screen protector today!