STETHOSCOPE HYGIENE

WITH THE VIOGUARD CUBBY PLUS

Understanding the Problem:

The contamination level of the stethoscope is substantial
after a single physical examination and comparable to the contamination of parts of the physician’s dominant hand.”
Contamination of Stethoscopes and Physicians’ Hands After a Physical Examination
Longtin, Yves et al. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Volume 89, Issue 3, 291 – 299

“Stethoscope hygiene is rarely done. We report a rate of zero.”
Can education influence stethoscope hygiene?” Holleck, Jürgen L. et al.
American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 45, Issue 7, 811 – 81

“Although disinfection is recommended, stethoscope hygiene compliance remains low. In addition, disinfectants may not be completely effective in eliminating microorganisms.
Vasudevan RS, Horiuchi Y, Torriani FJ, Cotter B, Maisel SM, Dadwal SS, Gaynes R, Maisel AS. Persistent Value of the Stethoscope in the Age of COVID-19. Am J Med. 2020 Oct;133(10):1143-1150. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2020.05.018.
Epub 2020 Jun 19. PMID: 32569591; PMCID: PMC7303610.

Understanding the Problem:

The contamination level of the stethoscope is substantial
after a single physical examination and comparable to the contamination of parts of the physician’s dominant hand.”
Contamination of Stethoscopes and Physicians’ Hands After a Physical Examination Longtin, Yves et al. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Volume 89, Issue 3, 291 – 299

“Stethoscope hygiene is rarely done. We report a rate of zero.”
Can education influence stethoscope hygiene?” Holleck, Jürgen L. et al. American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 45, Issue 7, 811 – 81

“Although disinfection is recommended, stethoscope hygiene compliance remains low. In addition, disinfectants may not be completely effective in eliminating microorganisms.
Vasudevan RS, Horiuchi Y, Torriani FJ, Cotter B, Maisel SM, Dadwal SS, Gaynes R, Maisel AS. Persistent Value of the Stethoscope in the Age of COVID-19. Am J Med. 2020 Oct;133(10):1143-1150. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2020.05.018. Epub 2020 Jun 19. PMID: 32569591; PMCID: PMC7303610.

The Cubby Plus Solution

The Cubby Plus is a UV-C sanitizer for handheld items like stethoscopes. Simply place a stethoscope on the sliding tray and close the chamber door. Powerful lamps on the top and bottom of the chamber emit a germicidal wavelength of ultraviolet light, ensuring 360 degrees of sanitization. In just 15 seconds, the Cubby Plus kills 99.99% of common viruses like Influenza and Sars Cov-2.

The Cubby Plus is a UV-C sanitizer for handheld items like stethoscopes. Simply place a stethoscope on the sliding tray and close the chamber door. Powerful lamps on the top and bottom of the chamber emit a germicidal wavelength of ultraviolet light, ensuring 360 degrees of sanitization. In just 15 seconds, the Cubby Plus kills 99.99% of common viruses like Influenza and Sars Cov-2.

 

UV-C LIGHT-POWERED
UV-C wavelengths damage the DNA of microbes, effectively inactivating them.
360 DEGREES OF EXPOSURE
Lamps on the top and bottom of the chamber ensures 100% UV-C exposure.
FAST SANITIZATION
Quick Clean Cycle: 15 Seconds
Deep Clean Cycle: 60-Seconds

 

 

LAB VALIDATED
UV-C wavelengths damage the DNA of microbes, effectively inactivating them.
INTERNAL SENSOR
An internal dosimeter ensures that a dosage of 100mj2 is reached during the deep clean cycle. 

CHEMICAL FREE
Avoid the effects of harsh chemicals on your skin and devices with chemical free, dry, UV-C light.

 

 

UV-C LIGHT-POWERED
UV-C wavelengths damage the DNA of microbes, effectively inactivating them.
360 DEGREES OF EXPOSURE
Lamps on the top and bottom of the chamber ensures 100% UV-C exposure.
FAST SANITIZATION
Quick Clean Cycle: 15 Seconds
Deep Clean Cycle: 60-Seconds

 

 

LAB VALIDATED
UV-C wavelengths damage the DNA of microbes, effectively inactivating them.
INTERNAL SENSOR
An internal dosimeter ensures that a dosage of 100mj2 is reached during the deep clean cycle. 
CHEMICAL FREE
Avoid the effects of harsh chemicals on your skin and devices with chemical-free, dry, UV-C light.

 

How it Works

1 Pull out 360º UV-C glass tray.

2 Insert stethoscope to be sanitized.

3 Push Drawer In.
4 Wait less than 30 seconds.

The Cubby Plus Kills 99.99% of microbes in seconds:

MRSA

Seconds

E. COLI

Seconds

SARS COV-2

Seconds

C. DIFF

Seconds

Defender™ Spec Sheet

Ondine Study

Studies show that the Cubby Plus effectively eliminates C. diff, one of the toughest pathogens, in 45 seconds.

Defender™ Spec Sheet

Sharable Flyer

This one-sheet summarizes the reasons you need
the Cubby Plus for stethoscope santization.

The Cubby Plus vs Wipes

 

The Cubby Plus Sanitizing Wipes
Chemical Free? Yes No
Landfill Waste? No Yes
Full Coverage? Yes Sometimes
Time? <60 Seconds 20 seconds wiping +
3 minute wet time

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