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The World’s Best Infection Control Keyboard Has Arrived in Australia

The Icona Super-Clean Infection Control Keyboard has arrived in Australia.  The Super-Clean Keyboard is made from tempered glass and super strong ABS Plastic. It has been designed to be the world’s easiest keyboard to Clean and Disinfect as it is has a smooth-touch design, no gaps or crevices for bacteria to hide, and is 100% waterproof.  It is been designed for complete Infection Control for clinical environments.  Whats more, it has adopted the latest smart-tech design features, such as integrated one-touch mouse operation into the keyboard  – this makes it not only one of the most advanced keyboards in the world, but one of the most functional and enjoyable to use.

To stop the cycle of cross contamination…..Spray with an effective Clinical Detergent, then Wipe Away…. clean and dry.  And Or Disinfect with a Hospital Grade Disinfection.

Keyboards and Bacteria – The horrible facts……

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), “Hands are the main pathways of germ transmission during health care”[1].  Cleaning hands and the equipment they touch is critical in health care facilities.

Research from the Swinburne University of Technology  in Australia studied the amount and type of bacteria on personal faculty keyboards and shared keyboards and other surfaces around the university. They found that keyboards can have high levels of bacteria on them and that shared keyboards tend to have more bacteria than those used by only one person.[2]

Even more disturbing, research by University of Arizona researchers also found that the average desktop has 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat. That study took samples from offices across the United States, and also showed that women’s desks tended to harbour more bacteria than men’s.

A study at Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital found that two deadly drug-resistant types of bacteria (vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)) could survive for up to 24 hours on a keyboard, while another common but less deadly bug (Pseudomonas aeruginosa) could survive for an hour.[3]

For more information visit: http://www.majacmedical.com.au/product/icona-super-clean-waterproof-keyboard/

 

 

 

1. http://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/Hand_Hygiene_Why_How_and_When_Brochure.pdf?ua=1

2. Anderson, G; and Palombo, EA, Microbial contamination of computer keyboards in a university setting; American Journal of Infection Control, 37(6) pp.507-9, 2009.

3. Lankford, MG; Collins, S; Youngberg, L; Rooney, DM; Warren, JR; and Noskin, GA, Assessment of materials commonly used in health care: Implications for bacterial survival and transmission. American Journal of Infection Control, 34(5)pp. 258-63, 2006.

http://www.center4research.org/bacteria-computer-keyboards-toilet-seats/

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Majac Releases it’s New Infection Control Learning Cards

Today Majac Healthcare has released a series of complementary Infection Control Learning Cards to the public.  The cards are designed to educated and inform healthcare professionals on the important elements of Infection Control in a interesting and fun way.

Director James Keogh explains their importance, “Education and Science is the backbone to the way we do business, so we are always looking at new ways we can engage our customers with information.”.  There are 12 cards that can be collected ranging from topics such as “Whats the difference between Viruses and Bacteria?” to “Detergents Vs Disinfectants”.

The 12 Learning Cards can be downloaded and shared amongst your Clinic here:

Infection Control – Best Practice

 

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Majac Heathcare Supports The Australian Podiatry Associations (APA) Infection Control Workshop

Majac is proud to be a guest lecturer at The APA’s Infection Control Workshop held in Brisbane on the 5th August.  The Conference will cover a range of topics including best-practice principles for cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilization. For more information, please visit: APA Infection Control Workshop.

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Web Site Relaunch for Majac Healthcare

Majac Healthcare has successfully launched its new web site today, the culmination of 6 months development.  Amongst other features, the new web site has improved navigation, quick product search capability and an expanded learning centre portal.  Company Director James Keogh has applauded the upgrade, “We are very happy to finally present a new and improved experience for our customers and prospects.  We are all about support, guidance and making things simple… our new web site delivers on this.”.  One key strength is that the new site has an expanded library of multimedia designed to educate customers on a range of subjects, including best-practice in Infection Control.

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A New Look for Majac

Majac is very pleased to launch its new brand logo – Majac Healthcare Innovation.  The new device combines some of the themes from the original identity which has been in market for approximately 15 years.  Company Director James Keogh explains, “The market and our business is evolving rapidly, we are excited about this and knew it was time to introduce a fresh look for our brand.  We always have, and always will be 100% focused on innovation for our customers, so we wanted something that communicated that in a contemporary way”.  The new logo has layers of symbolism integrated into its design based on medical and healthcare advancement, biology, growth and progress.  A key part of its design is that there is a star as a central focal point.  “The star traditionally has been a powerful symbol of aspiration, and in a functional sense, of guidance and navigation”, Mr Keogh notes, “Its what we are about as an organisation, helping our customers strive to be the very best they can be by providing support and guidance with the provision of world-class products and services”.

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Majac Announces Sponsorship of the 2017 Dental Assistants Professional Association Conference

Today Majac Healthcare announces its Gold Sponsorship of the 12th Annual National Dental Assistants Professional Association Conference.  This year it’s is being held in Sydney on the 16th September at the world-class Sydney International Conference Centre at Darling Harbour.  Managing Director of Majac Healthcare Michael Keogh has lent his support, “We love this conference, and wanted to be the principle sponsor this year.  We have been involved with these incredible conferences for many years and wanted to show our encouragement and support for this important event. We will be there, so come and visit us.”