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Addressing Coronavirus, like all infection mitigation strategies, should rely primarily on washing hands, disinfecting surfaces and keeping appropriate physical spacing.  Bed Techs can support these efforts by helping to keep hospital beds operational, handling surge capacities and assisting in mitigating infection transmission.

Surge/Capacity—with Bed parts, refurbishing and service capabilities.  Bed Techs is one of the largest U.S. suppliers of: 

Repair and replacement parts for acute-care bed—including legacy Hill-Rom and Stryker beds.

  • Electronics. FDA, UL and CE-certified manufacturer of replacement circuit boards, wiring harnesses, switches
  • Mechanical.  Bakes, wheel, hydraulic lifts

 Bed Rebuilds and complete Refurbishing.   (Note:  On-site service and preventive maintenance programs are available)

 Infection Mitigation Strategies 

  • EPA-Registered self-disinfecting surfaces should be a principal component to hygiene and Environmental Services (EVS) programs—including frequent hand washing, surface cleaning and disinfecting, monitoring environmental cleanliness and employing adjunct cleaning strategies, if available.
  • As part of this infection control ‘bundle,’ self-disinfecting, antimicrobial copper surfaces are an effective and proven option for continuously reducing microbial bioload.
  • Bed Techs is the exclusive U.S. supplier of self-disinfecting antimicrobial copper hospital beds with:
    • The ability to encapsulate all of the high-risk near-patient surfaces and frequently-touched surfaces by healthcare workers and visitors.
    • No change to bed form, fit and function.
    • Using 100% EPA-Registered antimicrobial copper materials.
    • Durable, easily maintained and low cost.
    • Antimicrobial copper surfaces come with standard OEM warranty.


Human Coronavirus 229E Remains Infectious on Common Touch Surface Materials   2015.    Human coronavirus 229E was rapidly inactivated on a range of copper alloys (within a few minutes for simulated fingertip contamination).   Exposure to copper destroyed the viral genomes and irreversibly affected virus morphology, including disintegration of envelope and dispersal of surface spikes.  Consequently, copper alloy surfaces could be employed in communal areas and at any mass gatherings to help reduce transmission of respiratory viruses from contaminated surfaces and protect the public health.

Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 as Compared with SARS-CoV-1       2020   Study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (conducted by CDC and NIH)  that tests how long CoVID-19 survives on common healthcare surfaces.  Note that the copper inactivates the virus 18X faster than plastic and 12X faster than stainless steel.

In The NEWS:
Copper kills coronavirus. Why aren’t our surfaces covered in it?  Civilizations have recognized copper’s antimicrobial properties for centuries. It’s time to bring the material back.   Mark Wilson,  Fast Company

Copper Destroys Viruses and Bacteria. Why Isn’t It Everywhere? It could destroy norovirus, MRSA, virulent strains of E. coli, and coronaviruses—including the novel strain currently causing the COVID-19 pandemic.  Shayla Love, March 2020. Vice


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