NEWS:

Copper Hospital Beds Harbor 95% Fewer Bacteria Than Conventional (Plastic) ICU Beds.      Nearly 2-year clinical trial underscores copper's adjunct cleaning abilities to keep hospital beds >90% cleaner than traditional plastic bed and maintain bio load below the accepted level of transmission risk for the length of patient stay.

Top Infection Control Innovations of the Year.  Bed Techs Antimicrobial Beds.  The hospital bed surfaces kill bacteria that cause hospital infections.

Healthcare Design Showcase:  Bed Techs Self-Disinfecting Acute-care hospital beds incorporate EPA-registed antimicrobial LCT copper coatings and Mr. Label foils to minimize the risk of infection. The copper-nickel alloys kill greater than 99% of bacteria even after repeated contamination.

VIDEOS:

How Does Copper Interact with Staph aureus? Jeff Boyd, PhD, assistant professor of Biochemistry and Microbiology at Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

Copper is the New Gold Standard For Saving Lives.  Forbes.   Robert J. Szczerba

Rapid MRSA Kill by Copper
 Southampton University demonstrates copper's rapid antimicrobial efficacy against MRSA. 8 mins..  Dr. William Keevil

Copper-Lined Surfaces Hope To Stem Infections Spread. American Council on Science and Health

Metal Versus Bacteria. Hank Green.  SciShow

ARTICLES:

Copper could make hospital rooms cleaner, SC researcher finds, yet change is slow. By Mary Katherine Wildeman mkwildeman@postandcourier.com.  Jul 13, 2019

WHO World Health Organization.  Healthcare-Associated Infections Fact Sheet.

On average, hospitalized older patients spend just 43 minutes a day standing or walking.   The Under-recognized Epidemic of Low Mobility During Hospitalization of Older Adults.   Cynthia J. Brown MD, MSPH 
 
 Paging Doctor Copper: Metal Wins Fans in Health Care.  Copper is used in everything from automobiles to air conditioners, but it has one property that makes it especially attractive for medical uses: It kills bacteria WSJ  By Stephanie Yang   July 25, 2016

Antimicrobial Copper Surfaces for the Reduction of HAIs in Intensive Care Settings.  Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health.  

Hospital's Use of Copper Surfaces Helped it Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections

The bacteria-fighting super element that’s making a comeback in hospitals: copper
   
The Washington Post.  By Lena H. SunSeptember 20, 2015

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