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Polish Health Authority First in Europe to Recommend Antimicrobial Copper in Hospitals

2016 27 Apr

Poland’s National Centre for Quality Assessment in Healthcare (NCQA) has revised its accreditation standards for healthcare facilities to include Europe’s first official recommendation that antimicrobial copper touch surfaces are incorporated as an infection prevention and control measure. Poland’s Hospital Accreditation Programme has existed since... Read more

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Antimicrobial Copper Touch Surfaces: Reduce Infections, Liberate Resources and Cut Costs

2016 11 Mar

The role of the environment in the transmission of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) is increasingly recognised, requiring a new approach to the selection of materials for objects frequently touched by healthcare workers, patients and visitors that can serve as reservoirs of infection. There are many technologies and materials on the market,... Read more

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Volume 16 - Issue 1, 2016

2016 11 Mar

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Copper Destroys MRSA in Touch Contamination

2016 23 Feb

New research from the University of Southampton shows that copper can destroy MRSA spread by touching and fingertip contamination of surfaces, setting it apart from other antimicrobial surfaces and shedding new light on how it works. Frequently-touched surfaces in busy areas – such as hospitals – are at high risk of community-acquired and healthcare-associated... Read more

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Surgical Scrub Sink Combats Contamination with Copper

2016 01 Feb

A recently-unveiled surgical scrub sink features solid antimicrobial copper surfaces to boost infection control, supporting and augmenting existing hygiene measures.Within the medical and healthcare industries, infections cost society thousands of lives and millions of pounds each year. Responding to this challenge, Syspal has launched the TECHNIK Medical... Read more

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Copper Helps Protects the Most Vulnerable Patients

2016 01 Feb

Joint US-Chile research has confirmed copper as an additional weapon in the fight against healthcare-associated infections, demonstrating its efficacy in a major paediatric hospital where it contributed to a safer environment for vulnerable patients. The spread of infections via frequently-touched surfaces surrounding patients is a serious concern in... Read more

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Antimicrobial Copper Touch Surfaces: Reduce Infections, Liberate Resources and Cut Costs

2016 05 Jan

The role of the environment in the transmission of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) is increasingly recognised, requiring a new approach to the selection of materials for objects frequently touched by healthcare workers, patients and visitors that can serve as reservoirs of infection. There are many technologies and materials on the market,... Read more

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A Hospital Manager’s Guide to Antimicrobial Copper

2015 18 Dec

Upgrading selected touch surfaces to Antimicrobial Copper is a simple but effective measure that is shown to reduce costly infections, freeing up beds and clinical resources and improving patient care. After a very short initial payback period, significant long-term savings are possible.  How much are your clinical touch surfaces costing you?  Pathogens persist... Read more

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Copper Can Prevent Respiratory Virus Spread

2015 14 Nov

Copper can effectively help to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, which are linked to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), according to researchers from the University of Southampton in the UK. Their study shows that while human coronavirus 229E — closely related to animal coronaviruses that "host... Read more

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Antimicrobial copper in an ICU offers a cost-effective additional measure to boost infection control

2015 23 Jul

The translational paper – From Laboratory Research to a Clinical Trial: Copper Alloy Surfaces Kill Bacteria and Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infections, published in Health Environments Research & Design Journal – explores copper’s efficacy from laboratory research to a clinical trial, focusing on the multi-centre US trial that found an 83% reduction in... Read more


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