Preventing HAIs and infection in healthcare settings is vital. HCI cleanable touchscreen devices support your stringent efforts at lowering viral loads.

Infection Control and What You Can Do

Preventing infection is a daily topic in the news, and in this challenging time of trying to manage the strain being placed on our heroic healthcare workers and the statistics around COVID-19, infection control in healthcare facilities is more vital than ever. With COVID-19 straining the limits of most healthcare systems worldwide, infection control methods and tools to support cleaning and disinfecting are being reexamined and updated. Without proper protective equipment, many people around the world are still at risk. This airborne illness can be found everywhere because it spreads easily. Many people may be asymptomatic, so control spread by routine, consistent and thorough disinfection is key to ensuring we stop its spread.

Thorough Cleaning and Disinfection

High touch electronic surfaces can hold the virus for several days. Cleaning touch-enabled surfaces thoroughly and with the right products is critical to lowering the viral load on inanimate surfaces. The World Health Organization recommends ensuring that “environmental cleaning and disinfection procedures are followed consistently and correctly.” Following this advice and the recommendations of other authoritative voices can help significantly in preventing infection.

Proper Cleaning is the Key

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, correctly maintaining these types of devices in the time of COVID is a two-step process: Cleaning first, then disinfecting the cleaned surfaces. When developing HCI products, our team focuses on infection control and works with several large hospital systems to make sure our products pass the cleaning test for reduction in communicable bacteria. For instance, our BedMate Tablet TVs and RoomMate Television have a unique, flat, antimicrobial screen and shell that can be cleaned and disinfected with hospital-grade cleaners. The ultra-durable all-glass front is impervious to bacteria and resistant to damage. Those are two key features that every television needs in a healthcare setting.

Infusion Center Support

HCI BedMate Tablet TVs and Articulating Mounting Arms can be used in any congregate living or healthcare setting, but were specifically designed for use in infusion centers. Each has a fully cleanable outer shell, and the case of the Tablet TV is made of ABS Polymer for long durability. were specifically planned for their infection control surfaces and to offer optimum viewing angles for patients who must remain still for an extended period during treatment. We want your patients to feel safe and comfortable in your facility.

Created in Collaboration with Healthcare Providers

HCI Health-Key Keyboards support infection prevention with unique features not offered by other manufacturers. Hospital keyboard, patient keyboard, research keyboard, infection control keyboard

HCI Health-Key Keyboards are sealed to IP Water Resistant Standards and can be placed in a dishwasher for sterilization. The Keyboards automatically alert when cleaning is required after a specific number of touches, which can be adjusted in the settings. They have lock b buttons for the cleaning process and resist drops, cracks and spattering. Created in collaboration with a major hospital for patient rooms, clinician workstations and labs, these feature-rich keyboards help prevent the spread of contagious pathogens and are easy to set up, use and disinfect.

More COVID Support for Patient Care to Control Infection Spread

HCI offers a COVID-19 display layout to monitor real-time patient vital statistics for rounding and critical patient monitoring.

For an even more comprehensive level of quality care for those under hospitalization for COVID-19, HCI offers a COVID-19 Module on our Digital Whiteboards, displaying testing status, code status, protocols and patient vitals, outside the room on the Interactive Hall Whiteboard and inside the room on the Interactive Patient Whiteboard. At the Nurse’s Station, these patients can be monitored remotely at a glance by all staff on the Interactive Unit Whiteboard. For those patients requiring additional consultation, the Telemedicine Module allows internal or external clinicians to video conference with confined patients. CleanCall, another infection prevention app from HCI, allows clinicians to video in real time with patient from outside the patient room. eSitter, our live-stream multi-patient monitoring app, allows clinical staff to view patients in real time to observe their condition minute-by-minute.

For overall staff, patient and visitor protection, consider SmartScreen temperature monitoring at the public entrances to your facility, areas where staff congregate, and at vendor or delivery entrances to further enhance your infection prevention measures.

Include Wayfinding and Health check questionnaires to help people find their way quickly, with less risks to others.

HCI SmartScreen Temperature Detection Tablet provides accurate human temperature screening as part of a hospital infection control program.
SMartScreen from HCI uses infrared temperature detection to screen staff, patients and visitors.

Schedule a virtual or in-person demo to experience how HCI can help you keep staff, patients and guests safer.