5 reasons why your medical practice should use ONLY Glass PC keyboards
You are convinced that you have an ultra-clean medical practice and that you welcome your patients in a sterilised and hygienic environment as it should be... but this is not the reality.
The truth is that, no matter how much attention you pay to everything related to the hygiene of your working environment, we are sure that there is definitely a product in your doctor's office that is a breeding ground for germs and bacteria... and you have never noticed.
We're talking about your computer keyboard.
Over 10 scientific studies show that computer keyboards are a comfortable environment for germs and bacteria to proliferate.
But we talked about this in our report (you can read it here if you want).
We all know that having a poorly cleaned medical environment (such as a dental office, an analysis laboratory or a hospital ward, for example) is a sure cause of infections and damage to your health, that of your co-workers and your patients.
And although a keyboard may be a (seemingly) minor product, in reality... it is not really.
The plastic keyboards you usually use in your medical practice tend to become a breeding ground for dangerous germs and bacteria that get between the keys and never leave. Every time you touch the keyboard (even if you are wearing gloves) you also become a vehicle for dangerous bacteria that you can transmit to your patients.
At the risk of causing them serious infections.
Here's why you shouldn't use commercial keyboards in a healthcare environment
If you work in a healthcare/medical environment or practice, you should think about the health of your patients first.
Most practice managers tend to overlook the fact that even (and especially) IT tools are a powerful vehicle for microbes, bacteria and germs.
And so they continue to use tools, such as plastic keyboards, for example, which are used in every environment but are absolutely no good for healthcare.
And here we explain why in five very specific reasons.
5 drawbacks of using commercial keyboards
Why are commercial keyboards unsuitable for a medical practice?
This means that every time you or a colleague/operator touches the plastic keyboard you are using, you pick up all the germs and bacteria that are there and carry them around.
With what result?
Do you want to cause an infection in one of your patients whom you are visiting, or whose tooth you have to remove, by any chance?
2)But if you're using a plastic keyboard, sanitising is far more complex and time-consuming than if you're using a glass keyboard, which is the most suitable for your area.
In fact, when it comes to sanitising a plastic keyboard, you necessarily have to disassemble every key and piece of the keyboard (one by one), clean the famous dirt that has now taken hold between the keys and then reassemble each piece.
An operation that takes you a considerable amount of time (at least 10 minutes), far longer than the time it would take you to sanitise a glass keyboard (only 45 seconds!).
3) To be sure of using sterile keyboards,. And repeat the operation every single day.
This means that every single day you will have to spend at least a good 10 minutes of your and your staff's time wrapping the keyboards in cellophane to ensure that they remain protected.
Apart from the fact that this is time wasted and thrown away....
Why would you insist on using plastic keyboards for your medical environment when you know very well that they are not suitable and when you also know that there are keyboards that are much more suitable for medical use?
Glass keyboards do not need to be wrapped in cellophane after use, for example.
Simply sanitise them with the appropriate product, in a single wipe!
Unfortunately, plastic keyboards are not suitable for a medical environment: you can see this for yourself!
Not least because, put yourself for a moment in the shoes of a patient who enters your dental/medical/hospital practice and sees all these keyboards wrapped in cellophane.
What image do you think you give of your practice?
A client walks in to be examined and expects to find a sterile, hygienic, clean environment... and instead, what does he see?
Keyboards all covered and wrapped with cellophane, like big hams in a delicatessen.
Do you have any idea how unprofessional (and hygienic) that sounds?
If they get wet, they break easily. Already as a rule, they do not last more than two years...
5) Last but not least,
Think about the image of your company or the medical environment in which you work. Continuing to choose commercial plastic keyboards in an environment that should be neat and aseptic is not right (besides being unhygienic).
We said that every working environment has IT tools that are suitable for that specific environment, which should be used to maintain the highest degree of safety for operators, patients and instruments.
And when we talk about 'suitable IT tools' we are referring to the material of which they are made.
Let's take a practical example: if you are using commercial plastic keyboards for your medical environment, you are making a serious mistake, which can cause damage to the health of your patients.
Plastic keyboards tend to become a breeding ground for dangerous germs and bacteria that get between the keys and never leave. Every time you touch that keyboard (even if you are wearing gloves) you can become a vehicle for dangerous bacteria and germs that have taken refuge between the keys of the keyboard... and you risk passing them on to the patients you are visiting!
You also risk causing dangerous infections.
If you were not aware of these risks, now you know.
You cannot trust yourself to use a plastic keyboard in your medical environment.
Contamination of keyboards by germs and bacteria: how to prevent it?
If you work in the medical sector, the choice of sterile IT devices suitable for your environment should be of primary importance to you.
And to prevent contamination by germs and bacteria, you cannot use an ordinary plastic keyboard.
A plastic keyboard is what we all use (at home, in the office...) but it is not suitable for the medical sector, where a high level of sterilisation is required.
For the medical, dental or hospital sector, the most suitable keyboard is made of glass.
Compared to plastic keyboards, glass keyboards are:
- more hygienic
- more polished
- more elegant and suitable for healthcare environments.
But let's go in order.
We will now talk in detail about glass keyboards, and the benefits you will gain if you decide to choose a glass keyboard instead of a plastic one for your medical practice.
Here is THE PERFECT keyboard for the medical sector
Medical glass keyboards represent a niche in industrial keyboards and are perfectly suited and suitable for the medical environment.
Why do we say this?
Because they represent an elegant product (the white colour blends in perfectly with the rest of the environment of healthcare facilities or medical practices), hygienic and easily sanitised.
In fact, although glass medical keyboards are not a very well known product on the market, they represent a niche product that you should definitely consider if you work in a medical, dental or hospital practice.
Glass keyboards have much more favourable features than commercial ones and will benefit you not only in terms of productivity and comfort, but also in terms of health.
We promised you five advantages of using glass keyboards.
Here they are.
5 benefits of using a glass keyboard
Doctor Keyboards meet the highest sterilisation standards and prevent the spread of viruses, bacteria and infections.
In fact, the bacterial concentration on PC keyboards has been shown to be 70 times higher than on toilet seats.
Our medical keyboards are touch, so if you work in the medical environment you can use them safely while wearing gloves.
If you need a keyboard especially suited for sterile environments, we can recommend our TVB04, which is the most suitable glass keyboard.