Key Source International builds computer keyboards for use in healthcare facilities. Their latest product is the KSI-1801 SX B, a hospital-grade,
disinfectable backlit keyboard. Features:
- Backlit keys are easy to read in the dark
- Quick USB detachment saves time
- Sealed surface available in colors
- LinkSmart™ locks keys for easy cleaning
- San-a-Key® provides real-time analytics
- Compact design fits most medical carts
- Aids in control of cross contamination
- Scrubbable, sprayable, disinfectable
- Three levels of illumination
One rather expects this to be priced somewhere in the upper stratosphere, in the manner of the $15 Tylenol® tablet. It’s not; in fact, it’s priced right with premium keyboards that aren’t the least bit sprayable. And buying a keyboard that’s billed as “dishwasher-safe” will probably not save you:
Not only is removal of keyboards at hundreds of individual workstations a daunting task, but it’s also a costly endeavor that wastes hospital resources and precious man hours. More important, dishwasher-safe keyboards are, in reality, a detriment to good infection control practices. Why? Because most keyboards are never removed from service to be washed.
I can believe that.