Immunohistology and imaging facility manager SuRF@QMRI University of Edinburgh QMRI.
“I manage a core research facility in a major medical research institute, which during the pandemic became a COVID research hub. With researchers utilising computer driven research instruments I rolled out the use of ioniTOUCH medical keyboards and mice on all my equipment and PC’s as the sealed silicone construction, in my opinion, provided the best option for safe decontamination using 70% ethanol spray between users. As an area of high footfall, the ability to decontaminate effectively between users, along with social distancing and face coverings means we can continue to conduct vital research while best protecting our researchers.”
Clinical Procurement Matron from Manchester University Hospital Trust
“I felt that from an infection control perspective the design of the keyboards would allow them to be cleaned effectively as there is no gaps around the keys and they are a fully sealed unit. The potential to reduce transmission of infection in clinical areas due to the antimicrobial coating and the design of the keyboard is sealed making it easier to clean without the risk of fluid ingress.”
“I think the keyboards will suit many organizations and should not just be aimed at the NHS. Creating awareness for all IT users on what they can do to reduce the risks of infection in the workplace the antimicrobial keyboards are a great way to start and the sealed keys and coating make them easier to clean. As a high touch area, this is essential in 2020.”