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Health and infection prevention
Autumn is here and with it the typical cold season. The weather is cold and wet, now cold viruses are in high season. People are once again spending more time indoors and using public transport more often than cycling to work. In addition, the dry heating air dries out the mucous membranes and reduces the blood circulation in the mucous membranes.
The medicine chest is already well stocked. But what about protective everyday companions, such as the community masks, face shields or even your data input devices such as special hygiene keyboards and mice? Hygiene is and remains one of the most effective weapons against infection with pathogens. Our GETT®SAFE product range offers you effective protection and helps you to master the cold season in a healthy and vital way.
We have compiled a white paper with 14 useful tips that you can easily integrate into your everyday life and protect you from infectious diseases!
A digital update for hospitals
Are you already benefiting from the Hospital Future Fund?
The German parliament adopted the Hospital Future Act on 18 September 2020. The federal and state governments are making available funds of up to EUR 4.3 billion. German Health Minister Jens Spahn is using this investment program to provide a digital update for hospitals. This will encourage necessary investments, including those for organizing procedures, communications and documentation.
Make use of this opportunity and invest in your data input devices.
Did you already know?
It is true that maintaining good hygiene, like washing your hands regularly and thoroughly, provides a certain degree of protection from viruses and bacteria, but aerosols can be released through coughing and sneezing, which then settle on the direct surroundings.
A lack of hygiene can cost lives!
It is worth regularly cleaning and disinfecting items that people often touch.
The situation in hygiene-sensitive areas like hospitals, doctors’ practices and nursing homes is particularly critical. Pathogens are very frequently encountered here. Although it is absolutely essential to maintain hygiene standards, this often does not take place with the necessary care. A lack of time and human resources is often the reason for this. As many as 20,000 people die just from hospital germs in Germany every year. People with a weak immune system are particularly at risk.
The same challenge affects also other public places. Wherever many people meet every day (authorities such as the police or Federal Labour Agency, banks or pharmacies) there is an increased risk of infection.
Recommendation by the Robert Koch Institute!
The German government’s central institution in the field of monitoring and preventing sicknesses specifically recommends that people purchase and use “special keyboards that can be disinfected” and has a link with a selection of products on its home page. These units must have “the relevant design,” according to the RKI. You can find the complete report here.
In order to prevent invisible risk situations, it therefore recommends that people use special hygienic keyboards and mice. Depending on whether the model is made of glass or silicone, it is possible to thoroughly clean and disinfect the keyboard and mouse because of their enclosed surface.
It is then hardly possible for any viruses and bacteria to gather there!
Fields of application and other aspects worth knowing can be found here:
Keyboards are a paradise for germs
Data input devices like keyboards and PC mice are seriously underestimated as sources of germs in everyday medical situations.
Germs gather in cracks and grooves and multiply. A British consumer magazine already discovered in 2008 that there are more germs present on computer keyboards than on many toilet seats!
This is particularly disastrous in intensive care units. Patients lying there are often seriously ill and their immune system is deficient.
Glass keyboards are ideal for use in hygiene-sensitive areas. Due to the closed surface the penetration of dirt and pathogens is not possible. Furthermore, they can be easily cleaned with a wipe.
The silicone keyboard is also a hygiene keyboard and should be used in workplaces where cleanliness and hygiene are of the utmost importance. The insensitivity of washable keyboards to dirt and water makes it easy to clean the keyboard under running water or to immerse the keyboard in a water basin.
With our washable PC mice a health risk transmitted by germs and bacteria is minimized. The protection class IP68 and IP65 prevents the ingress of water and dust and allows an uncomplicated, fast and thorough cleaning.