We looked at touch screens in hospitals recently and found them to be heavily contaminated with organisms such as MRSA.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 09, 2014
WetKeys Washable Keyboards announces the launch and online distribution of Seal Shield’s Medical-Grade Screen Protectors. With new patented technology, this screen protector helps to combat Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs), and protects expensive display monitors from being damaged by scratches and dings. This breakthrough technology reduces up to 99.999% of microbial growth on protective film and can withstand hospital grade disinfectants, including bleach.
Research supports that monitors are a cross-contamination point in healthcare and need to be properly disinfected. Without a protective barrier, routine cleaning services can damage the computer monitor while voiding the warranty.
With the recent outbreak of illnesses such as Ebola and Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), it is important to reduce the risk of these illnesses by continuously protecting the equipment located in healthcare facilities. Electronic medical records (EMR) and imaging equipment, display monitors, and touch screens are abundant in hospitals, including operating rooms, Intensive Care Units, patient rooms, nursing stations and isolation rooms. They need to be protected just as any other piece of equipment in order to reduce the spread of infections and diseases. The Seal Shield screen protector is a practical cost-effective solution, as it assists in protecting patients and healthcare workers from antibiotic resistant super-bugs that have been found to colonize on a contaminated monitor’s warm screen.
Microbiology Professor and infectious disease expert, Dr. Charles Gerba, reported that, “We looked at touch screens in hospitals recently and found them to be heavily contaminated with organisms such as MRSA.” He went on to report, “You might wipe them down quickly but I don’t think they get thoroughly decontaminated in anyway.”
The Seal Shield screen protector provides protection against solvents, abrasives, scratches, corrosives, dirt, disinfectants, dings, alkaline, dust, bleach, acid, and blood. It withstands any harsh medical environment and is easy to clean. The antimicrobial, fungistatic agent on the protector makes it safe to use even between cleanings as the agent helps to prevent growth of bacteria.
The screen protectors are made to fit monitors ranging from 8” to 26” and supports all major manufacturers. The protective film is optically clear, enhancing visibility and applies easily to monitors.
WetKeys offers a wide variety of medical and industrial grade waterproof and washable products for computers and smartphones. This includes flexible rubber keyboards, antimicrobial mice, and waterproof and washable protective covers for smartphones and tablets.
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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.
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About Seal Shield:
Seal Shield is a world leader in infection control technology, specializing 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.