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APC Contech provides customers with leading medical keyboard and mouse for all clinical environments
Typical healthcare keyboards have many users, so cross-contamination from and to patients can result in fatal consequences; particularly if the transient bacteria such a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) exist.
Strong arguments for improved infection-prevention methodology are evident where computer keyboards collect bacteria and require attention to maintain cleanliness.
The Medigenic® Compliance, distributed by APC Contech, is the market-leading infection prevention keyboard, specifically developed by the NHS for use in hospitals and any cross-infection environment.
The Compliance keyboards include a flashing indicator light and audible alarm to alert users to clean the keyboard timed intervals. The interval on the cleaning alert is pre-set at twelve hours, but can be changed to requirements within a range of between 3 and 48 hours. Studies have shown that twice daily cleaning of Medigenic keyboards can reduce overall contamination by 76%.
In addition to their uses within healthcare environments the Medigenic® keyboard and mouse are suitable for dental and veterinary surgeries, food processing, manufacturing and many other areas.
Research Statement from Dr Peter Wilson, Microbiologist, UCLH
Testing of the Esterline, Advanced Input Systems Medigenic™ keyboard in the medical surgical ICU at University College London Hospitals showed significant log reduction in bacterial contamination in the range of 0.5 log - 1.4 log (71% - 96%) at cleaning alert settings ranging from 1.5 to 12 hours. The cleaning alert afforded a significant advantage in the Medigenic design in promoting a high level of cleaning compliance and a reduction in bacterial contamination during use in the ICU.