’Tis the season for mothers and fathers, but there’s actually one more major appreciation day that needs attention. Did you know that National Nurses Day is celebrated on May 6th? It doesn’t stop there though — that is only the beginning of National Nurses WEEK! The cool thing about National Nurses Week is that it actually ends on May 12, the birthday of modern nursing founder Florence Nightingale.
The original goal and mission here at PhoneSoap has always been to create products that eliminate harmful bacteria — ESPECIALLY in hospitals and medical centers where individuals are more susceptible than ever. We aren’t just talking about patients either, but also those that care for them around the clock.
PhoneSoap kills 99.99% of harmful pathogens. Not just the common cold and flu viruses, but also Staph and E.coli bacteria, both of which are found often in hospitals.
In a year-long study done by Sciencemag.org, a brand new hospital was chosen to test what types of viruses and bacteria are brought in. According to the results, the pristine environment didn’t stay that way for long.
"During the first day of operation, there was a sharp uptick in the numbers of Corynebacterium, Staphylococcus, and Streptococcus on phones, countertops, and computer mice in nurse stations. These bacteria are responsible for infections like diphtheria, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and pneumonia.”
Nurse practitioner Rebekah Johnson knows that if she’s not careful, she could be putting more than just herself at risk. “Working in the ER, I am exposed every day to some of the most infectious viruses and bacteria. It’s vital that I take precautions to protect myself, my family, and my patients from contracting other illnesses.”
Taking precautions doesn’t just mean washing hands. You take your phone with you everywhere, it’s the third hand that never gets washed! Doctors and surgeons wouldn’t be able to do their jobs without them, and they are the people we quite literally trust with our lives, so there’s no better way to return the favor and show appreciation for the nurse in your life than giving them something that will protect them!
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