"When a customer explains that they have a very short window of time to change over an operatory between procedures I direct them to the CleanBoard series," stated Kevin Meadows, Director of Sales for WetKeys.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 26, 2014
WetKeys Washable Keyboards today announced it’s extending the professional discount period on its line of Keywi CleanBoard membrane keyboards. For a limited time, both the full-size Keywi CleanBoard® (model # 400-100-10) and small-footprint Mini-CleanBoard® (model # 500-100-10) versions are available at drastically reduced pricing to raise awareness for the need to sanitize computer keyboards between patients to prevent cross-contamination and reduce HAI’s (Healthcare Acquired Infections).
“A lot of our customers are upgrading from the more traditional Logitech keyboard once they realize that a standard keyboard and mouse can’t be properly cleaned to medical-grade standards when used in healthcare facilities and dental offices; therefore exposing doctors and nurses to a huge risk of spreading disease between patients. Each key on an ordinary keyboard has many surfaces and hidden areas inside the keyboard that are impossible to fully sanitize during the short cycle between patients,” explained Paul Lawrence, Chief Executive Officer of WetKeys.
A fully sealed, flat keyboard like the Keywi CleanBoard series solves the problem with a continuous, antimicrobial keyboard protector that can be quickly wiped clean with a disinfecting wipe or sprayed with hospital-grade disinfectants then wiped clean in a process known as “spray-wipe-spray”. The cleaning process for these keyboards can be effectively performed in under 10 seconds to protect the next patient from harmful germs and bacteria. It eliminates the expense and hassle of cumbersome keyboard covers which tend to cause typos, data entry errors, and pose the added risk of introducing medical errors in electronic health records.
“Several of our dental customers were looking for a keyboard they could rely on to save them time and reduce the risk of transmitting disease between patients. When a customer explains that they have a very short window of time to change over an operatory between procedures I direct them to the CleanBoard series. Once they’ve tried one, they always come back to purchase enough to equip the rest of their facilities. A recent customer stated: ‘The Keywi CleanBoards should be in every dental office across the US. We’ve never had a keyboard that was such a breeze to clean. This makes it easy for us to enforce proper hygienic protocols [from washing our hands to our keyboards] at our office,’”stated Kevin Meadows, Director of Sales for WetKeys.
Similar in performance to much higher-cost glass keyboards, the full-size CleanBoard Medical Keyboard with Touchpad retails for $309, but with the temporary price reduction can now be purchased for $170, a discount of 45%. The smaller footprint Mini-CleanBoard retails for $299, but as part of the current promotion is also selling for $170. Both models are optimized for use in medical applications, but are highly efficient for maintaining food safety, health department regulations or FDA compliance.
About WetKeys Washable Keyboards:
WetKeys® Washable Keyboards (WetKeys.com) is a leading manufacturer and online retailer of 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 when used throughout healthcare facilities. Flexible silicone industrial keyboards are easy-to-sanitize in food processing plants to comply with FDA rules reducing food-borne illness. With nearly 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 EHR 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.
Keywi CleanBoards are made in Germany by Hoffmann+Krippner:
Hoffmann + Krippner uses a special membrane foil coated in Microban and surrounds it in a completely sealed, beautifully designed exterior housing that is scratch and chemical resistant and withstands common disinfectants. The super flat outer surface of the keyboard is splash-proof according to IP 65 standards, making it quick and easy to clean – an important factor in busy hospital environments. The Keywi CleanBoard and MediBoard have individually domed keys, creating excellent tactile response even with gloved hands, and an optional integrated mouse pad (touchpad).
Hoffmann + Krippner’s confidence in the antimicrobial technology is evidenced by the fact that they offer a 10-year warranty on the antimicrobial effect of the Keywi CleanBoard and MediBoard.