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The Truth About Dishwasher-Safe Keyboards

Why Use of Dishwasher-Safe Keyboards is an Exercise in Futility

Ask healthcare workers how often dishwasher-safe keyboards get pulled from service to be disinfected, and the answer, more often than not, is an emphatic NEVER.  And it’s easy to see why.

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.

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