Friday, October 03, 2008

Keyboard Residues



... from hospital hand disinfectant gels?

-Wes

PS: I wonder what that stuff would grow?...

3 comments:

PM, RN said...

might be interesting to find out, aren't keyboards and steering wheels supposed to have more (count and types) of microbes than toilet seats? Time to break out the microscope!

The Happy Hospitalist said...

yummy

Anonymous said...

BBC News, 11/06:

"Research shows as many as 25% of keyboards carry MRSA. ... The University College London Hospitals NHS Trust keyboard is flat and so easy to clean - and is coated in silicone to help ward off bacteria."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6107892.stm