WetKeys Offers Computer Keyboard Cleaning Guide in Conjunction with the World Health Organization’s “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands”

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WetKeys Washable Keyboards launches a waterproof computer keyboard cleaning guide providing suggestions on how to properly clean and sanitize computer input devices to help stop the spread of drug-resistant germs and cross-contamination leading to Health Care Acquired Infections (HCAIs). The release of the keyboard cleaning guide coincides with the World Health Organization’s global campaign, “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands”.

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"Our experience with hundreds of major hospital systems in more than 35 countries demonstrates that even the most rigorous infection control professionals need help choosing the right devices and methods for protection." – Paul Lawrence, CEO of WetKeys

In support of the World Health Organization’s global campaign taking place on May 5th, 2014, WetKeys Washable Keyboards announces their new Computer Keyboard Cleaning Guide is now available for download. WHO’s “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands” initiative emphasizes the importance of hand hygiene in combating antimicrobial resistance leading to potentially deadly HCAIs (Health Care Acquired Infections).

As the experts in sanitizing medical keyboards, WetKeys recognizes hand hygiene is just one part of a multi-step system to create a safe and clean environment for patients. Once a healthcare practitioner has “scrubbed” or thoroughly washed and disinfected his or her hands for a medical procedure or to examine a patient, a doctor or nurse now enters data into a computer to complete a patient’s medical record. Unless the computer keyboard and mouse or touchpad are thoroughly sanitized between patients, a cross-contamination event can occur.

“Computer equipment such as keyboards, mice, and touchpads are overlooked when it comes to sanitizing a patient’s room or a communal space in a healthcare facility. Our experience with hundreds of major hospital systems in more than 35 countries demonstrates that even the most rigorous infection control professionals need help choosing the right devices and methods for protection. This detailed guide provides step by step instructions on how to properly sanitize any washable keyboard or mouse to prevent the spread of disease,” stated Paul Lawrence, CEO of WetKeys Washable Keyboards.

Included in the guide, users will find general washing instructions including the spray-wipe-spray method used for a silicone keyboard as well as the wash procedure for healthcare facilities including the sanitizing dip method used for a waterproof keyboard. The computer keyboard cleaning guide provides recommended cleaners and disinfectants to use, instructions on how to use a dishwasher for machine washing a dishwasher safe keyboard and mouse, in addition to how to care for computer equipment in a healthcare or food industry environment.

On May 5, 2014, the WHO asks all healthcare professionals to take part in promoting proper hand hygiene procedures in order to reduce the risk of HCAIs. Launched in 2009, the global campaign “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands” selects one day a year to focus on the importance of improving hand hygiene in health care to compliment WHO’s Patient Safety First Global Patient Safety Challenge, ‘Clean Care is Safer Care’.

According to WHO, the way to manage multidrug resistant pathogens is through infection prevention action and the first step is practicing proper hand hygiene. Another integral part of infection prevention is creating an environment that allows for the majority of surfaces to be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. WetKeys supports infection prevention by providing high quality keyboard protectors, keyboard covers, and fully sealed waterproof keyboards and mice, as well as touchpads ideal for any healthcare facility or food processing use.

“Waterproof keyboards and mice are now available in so many different styles, shapes and sizes from so many different vendors that the greatest challenge most hospital purchasing managers and IT departments face is figuring out which ones to use, for what applications and how to service them once installed,” continued Lawrence. “The technical sales team at WetKeys helps purchasing managers coordinate with their IT department, OR Nurses, Surgeons and Infection Preventionists to solve all the special needs of a facility and arrive at a workable solution for the disparate needs of each care area. It can get quite complicated but our team provides this service at no extra cost – often for about the same price or better than one might find on Amazon.”

The product range available from WetKeys.com totals more than 300 unique models ranging from the typical Logitech keyboard to glass-top flat-surface keyboards, flexible keyboards and heavy duty silicone industrial keyboards that are used in food processing plants, hospitals, operating rooms and other clean rooms designed to prevent the spread of disease or the contamination of medicines or the food supply. For more information about WetKeys visit: http://www.WetKeys.com

About WetKeys Washable Keyboards:
WetKeys® Washable Keyboards (WetKeys.com) is a leading manufacturer and online retailer of infection control waterproof and washable computer keyboards and waterproof and washable computer mice. Affordable, germ resistant medical keyboards help prevent cross-contamination in hospitals and improve patient outcomes by reducing HAIs (healthcare acquired infections) when used throughout healthcare facilities. Silicone industrial keyboards are easy-to-sanitize in food processing plants to comply with FDA rules reducing food-borne illness. With over 300 keyboard and mouse choices, the sales team at WetKeys are your Washable Keyboards Experts. Single-source, lower cost, factory-direct pricing helps lower the cost of healthcare and makes the most of your infection prevention budget.

WetKeys is Vendormate verified and a member of the Advanced Technology Development Center of Georgia Tech with products featured on CNBC, NBC’s Today Show and Fox News.

About "SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands":
As part of a major global effort to improve hand hygiene in health care, led by WHO to support health-care workers, the SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands annual global campaign was launched in 2009 and is a natural extension of the WHO First Global Patient Safety Challenge: Clean Care is Safer Care.

The campaign aims to galvanize action at the point of care to demonstrate that hand hygiene is the entrance door for reducing health care-associated infection and improved patient safety. It also aims to demonstrate the world's commitment to this priority area of health care.
(Read the complete story from WHO at who.int/gpsc/5may/background/en/)

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