This Whitepaper reviews the benefits of antimicrobial copper in high-touch objects and surfaces in the healthcare environment to reduce the bacterial burden and help prevent cross-transmission of pathogens. It also guides practitioners in how to make a solid business case for the use of antimicrobial copper in their healthcare facilities.
Copper surfaces can help reduce the amount of bacteria on high-touch surfaces.
The cost benefit of antimicrobial copper can be calculated to strengthen the business case.
The use of copper can provide significant return on investment.
Antimicrobial Copper is the only family of solid materials registered with the Environmental Protection Agency to kill disease-causing bacteria*. They should be used for frequently-touched surfaces prone to bacterial* contamination to continuously supplement hygienic practices. Products include IV poles, countertops, railings, door hardware and much more.
*When cleaned regularly, Antimicrobial Copper kills more than 99.9% of MRSA, VRE, Straphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruinosa and E. coli O157:H7 within 2 hours.