Infection Control and Device Cleanliness

Infection Control and Device Cleanliness

Infection Control and Device Cleanliness

To avoid the spread of infection Tobiidynavox recommends regular cleaning of your device.  These instructions may be found in your device manual.

Before cleaning your Tobii Dynavox device, please shut it down and unplug all cables.  The device should be cleaned after each use, using a disinfecting or hospital grade cleaning wipe for infection control.  The cleaning should be done using a wipe style product only.  Wipe only outer surfaces of the device and allow the product to dry naturally to follow the wipe instructions.  Do not use spray products which may saturate the device or allow moisture into the unit.
Also, the CDC recommends the following hand washing guidelines to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. 
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When should you wash your hands?
· Before, during, and after preparing food
· Before eating food
· Before and after caring for someone who is sick
· Before and after treating a cut or wound
· After using the toilet
· After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
· After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
· After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
· After handling pet food or pet treats
· After touching garbage

How should you wash your hands?
· Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
· Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
· Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the "Happy Birthday" song from beginning to end twice.
· Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
· Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them
What should you do if you don’t have soap and clean, running water?
Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to reduce the number of microbes on them in most situations. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Alcohol-based hand sanitisers can quickly reduce the number of microbes on hands in some situations, but sanitisers do not eliminate all types of germs.

Hand sanitisers are not as effective when hands are visibly dirty or greasy.

How do you use hand sanitisers?
· Apply the product to the palm of one hand (read the label to learn the correct amount).
· Rub your hands together.
· Rub the product over all surfaces of your hands and fingers until your hands are dry. 

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