Case Study: How Sunnybrook Hospital used Catalyst cases to prevent Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI)

Case Study: How Sunnybrook Hospital used Catalyst cases to prevent Healthcare Associated Infections  (HAI)

SunnyBrook HSC, the biggest trauma hospital in Canada, was looking for solutions to use electronics to help patients, caregivers, and families connect in real-time when they were not able to in person.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, a major priority because following protocols to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Healthcare facilities already had problems with HAIs, but now it was worse. Patients had to stay isolated. There were fewer chances for personal interactions. Yet, caregivers knew it was important to make patients feel connected.

“We started virtual social visits conducted via video chat on the iPads so they   can stay connected. The Catalyst iPad cases have really supported this initiative. 

By using iPads, SunnyBrook’s patients could have virtual social visits with their families. The hospital discovered they needed cases to protect iPads from infections and fluids, but they needed to be easily cleaned and disinfected. 

“We had to have the right cases or would not have been able to use the devices. We needed a case that met the standards, could be wiped and cleaned during the pandemic with no concern  - and Catalyst was the ONLY case that was approved (by our infection protection and control team) to meet the standards.

They didn’t want to take the risk with a non-waterproof or less than waterproof solution to prevent spreading infections to patients, family members and hospital staff. After some research and testing, Sunny Brook found that Catalyst Waterproof Cases for iPads met their needs with a fully functional, fully protected, high performance waterproof case. 

“We like this design because everything is sealed so we can wipe it down with our cleaning products and disinfectants between patients and uses. ”

The Catalyst case stands out as an ideal solution for healthcare facilities due to its washable, cleanable, and disinfectable properties. Its design allows for seamless integration into the hospital's infection control protocols, providing a high level of hygiene and reducing the risk of HAIs. By using Catalyst cases, healthcare facilities like SunnyBrook HSC can confidently utilize electronics to enhance patient care and maintain a safe environment for both patients and caregivers.

“The Catalyst case is great because we’re able to directly clean them to prevent transmission of COVID.”

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