Is your keyboard making you sick?
Norovirus, often called the "stomach flu," often shows its face this time of year. Most people realize it's highly contagious but, for the first time, U.S. health officials report it can be spread from contact on computer keyboards and computer mice
With several people sharing computers in long-term care facilities, and the push towards electronic charting, there's a heightened risk of spreading these types of germs. The best defense against the spread of this virus is still handwashing and disinfecting shared equipment.
It may be a good practice to keep some antibacterial wipe dispensers around keyboards and computer equipment in your facility. Come to think of it, I think I'll clean my keyboard right now.