Use a Multi-Pronged Approach for Infection Control

Infection control in healthcare facilities in the time of COVID-19 is a crucial element of patient safety. Decision makers in hospitals, hospital dialysis centers, and other healthcare facilities are finding themselves at the intersection of patient safety and cost when it comes to evaluating the best infection control devices to protect staff and patients. While technology can help improve patient care, hardware can be involved in the transmission of infection between staff and patients. Computer hardware, especially keyboards, can be contaminated when touched by users’ hands. Not only do 25% of hospital keyboards tested positive for the deadly super bug MRSA, these high-touch surfaces must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to lower the viral load of Coronavirus. In a study conducted by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control, additional dangerous pathogens were found on high touch surfaces such as keyboards.

HCI hospital whiteboards and patient TVs support patient safety and a cleaner hospital environment.
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Hospital Keyboards Support Infection Control

HCI’s Infection Control Health-Key Keyboards are cost-effective keyboards built specifically for the medical environment. The glass-top keyboard, which is 100% waterproof, can be cleaned and disinfected with any hospital grade disinfectant. To enhance patient and staff safety, we make our keyboards in hygienic white, so that bodily fluids, spills, dust and other contaminants are easier to spot, letting the user know it is time to disinfect.

Hospital Keyboards with Automatic Cleaning Alerts

Health-Key Keyboards can be set to automatically alert when cleaning is required after a specific number of touches, a setting that can be adjusted in the settings. These hospital keyboards can be placed in a dishwasher; they’re completely sealed to IEC IP Standards and can be quickly and thoroughly disinfected.

Other features of HCI Health-Key Keyboards include:

  • USB, Bluetooth and 2.4G Wireless Connectivity
  • Sealed to IP standards — safe enough to be cleaned in a dishwasher
  • Control of multiple devices
  • Backlight keys for dim or low light conditions
  • Cleaning software to safeguard both patients and staff
  • A built-in function to disable keys during cleaning
  • High-Speed data entry capabilities
  • 12 shortcut hot keys: Instantly access email, launch a web search or pause music with one touch
  • Enters sleep mode after 10 minutes of inactivity to maximize battery life
  • Each model of Health-Key Keyboard has auditory cues, Haptic Touch, are sensitive to weak fingers and are compatible with the use of latex gloves.
The HCI Mobile Cart comes with an infection control keyboard, back-u battery and 32" digital touchscreen whiteboard.

HCI Health Key Keyboards come standard with the HCI Mobile Cart, which allows clinicians to move their work station as needed, and includes a 32″ interactive touchscreen monitor and back-up battery pack. The HCI Mobile Cart can be used with our Family and Friends Connect Module and the keyboard to allow patients to remain connected to loved ones when confined or in quarantine or when patient restriction protocols are in place.

Bundle with Temperature Detection for Comprehensive Protection

Use the HCI Health-Key Keyboards in conjunction with health check screenings and temperature detection using the SmartScreen temperature detection tablet. SmartScreen can be configured with a Health-Check Screening quiz and kiosk for hand sanitizer to ensure hygiene compliance.

SmartScreen from HCI uses infrared temperature detection to screen staff, patients and visitors.

Our Health-Key hospital keyboards, bundled with HCI Interactive Patient Care solutions, support strict hygiene protocols to protect patients and staff. Experience first-hand what our technologies can do for your infection control initiatives by scheduling a demo now.