The ioniTOUCH range of antimicrobial medical keyboards, keypads, and input devices help with Infection Control in healthcare environments.
Healthcare & Infection Control
Infection control is an important area for healthcare authorities, it is done to reduce harmful pathogens that can cause illnesses. Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) continually monitor standards of infection control to limit areas where bacteria could breed. By doing this it can help eliminate healthcare-acquired infections (HCAIs) which cause major disruption to healthcare services. The most common HCAIs are Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Clostridium difficile (C.diff) and Escherichia coli (E.coli).
HCAIs refer to infections that occur as a result of contact with a healthcare environment. Leading to either prolonged hospital stays or re-admission. As well as the transmission of the infections from patients or staff into the community infecting members of the public. Multi-user workstations such as computer keyboards are known to be a reservoir for bacterial growth. In recent years there has been an increase in computers within healthcare environments. Closer to patients for more accurate and quick data input. Keyboards being challenging to clean due to the crevices between the keys. Research has also shown that bacteria can survive longer on plastics, such as the ones used for standard keyboards. Therefore the correct attention to the cleaning of them must be conducted.
Washable & Waterproof Medical Keyboards
ioniTOUCH range of fully sealed antimicrobial keyboards and mice enables thorough, quick and easy cleaning. Dirt is unable to get beneath the keys due to them being a fully sealed unit. But when cleaning is required, it can be done with no worry of damaging the device. We believe that with good hand-hygiene practices and the ability to quickly sterilise the devices with a cloth or through machine washing, a reduction in the cross-contamination of work surfaces and creation of a safer working environment can be established.
Healthcare settings that would benefit from using our antimicrobial keyboard range are
• Ability to clean with hospital-grade alcohol wipes
• Laser-etched keys, for long-lasting legibility & durability
• Disinfection without disconnection. Enables user to disable keyboard with one button, so unwanted key entry is eliminated
• PASSED Antimicrobial Efficacy testing against E.coli, MRSA & K.Pneu
• Multiple keyboard layouts available
• Backlit keys
ioniTOUCH from Diamond HMI
Diamond HMI is a UK based supplier of Medical Keyboards and Mice for healthcare settings. We can provide solutions specific to your application, such as custom legends or key layout. Please contact our team with any enquires you may have on 01477 505206 or view our full product range here.
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