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Infection control company combats HAIs with new clean wipe washable keyboard
Seal Shield, the Florida, US manufacturer, has this week launched the Clean Wipe Medical Grade Keyboard. Developed for the healthcare market, the Clean Wipe is waterproof to IP-68 and is a chiclet style keyboard constructed with antimicrobial product protection.
The Seal Shield Clean Wipe is a low profile, small form factor keyboard with short travel, chiclet style keys. It is available in USB wired or Bluetooth wireless versions and is 100% waterproof, fully submersible, washable and dishwasher safe.
The keyboard includes an optional, form fitted, transparent silicone cover which allows it to be quickly disinfected with sprays or sanitising wipes. Additionally, it is protected by Silver Seal, an antimicrobial, fungistatic additive which reduces the growth of mould, mildew and odour-causing bacteria on the product's surfaces.
"There is increasing evidence to support the contribution of the environment to disease transmission, and that we pick up pathogens at the same level by touching the environment as we do by touching the patient," argues University of North Carolina epidemiologist, Dr. William Rutala. "But regular cleaning with healthcare grade disinfectants can help prevent the spread of germs, viruses and bacteria, which are known to harbour on frequently touched surfaces."
Seal Shield CEO, Brad Whitchurch, says: "Our healthcare customers are demanding hygienic keyboard solutions to help prevent nosocomial infections and we developed the Seal Shield Clean Wipe in response to demand for a keyboard which had natural style tactics, but which could be quickly, easily and effectively cleaned in an emergency room, operating room, surgery centre or dental clinic."
Seal Shield is a world leader in infection control technology, specialising in washable electronics and antimicrobial science. Seal Shield designs, develops and manufactures medical grade, infection prevention technology for hospitals and the home, including waterproof keyboards, mice, TV remotes and protection products for smart phones and tablets.
27th February 2014