Keyboard from Devlin Aids Deep Clean Hospital Programmes
Devlin Electronics has announced the full release of a new infection control keyboard in its Healthcare Range. The KCR-106-6XX is specifically designed to help health services tackle the problems of hospital acquired infections.The
“The new keyboards are capable of playing a valuable supporting role as hospitals intensify their efforts to combat the effects of MRSA and C-difficile,” explains Martin Baker, MD of Devlin. “The British Government’s announcement of new measures to control infection including the appointment of a regulator, alongside greater powers for matrons and nurses, highlights the risks inherent in standard equipment. Most of the keyboards currently in use were developed without proper provision for infection control procedures. Consequently, their design does not allow for the routine and thorough cleaning procedures that are now considered standard practise.”
Unlike membrane-covered keyboards, the KCR-106-6XX provides the ‘feel’ of a full-sized standard keyboard, which improves accuracy and cuts frustration for those using it with gloved hands. “A modest investment in the healthcare keyboard will deliver dramatic improvements in cleanliness without losing functionality,” concludes Baker.