CuVerro Leads Way to Cleaner Healthcare Environments at Workshop with Center for Healthcare Design


CuVerro sponsored a national workshop to bring together forward-thinking healthcare organizations, architects, designers, and industry leaders in a quest to make healthcare surfaces safer and healthier. Backed by the Center for Health Design, the “High Touch Surfaces – A Systems Based Approach to Improved Healthcare Hygiene” workshop was held in Chicago Sept. 9-10, 2015.

Discussions focused on integrating design, policies and protocols, compliance, and behavior into a systems-based approach to improve infection control in the healthcare environment, where traditional cleaning measures have been found to be inadequate on their own.

Participants heard from key thought leaders including Linda Dickey, RN, MPH, CIC, director of epidemiology and infection prevention at the University of California Irvine Medical Center; Linda Lybert, president of Healthcare Surface Consulting; and Michael Schmidt, PhD, professor and vice chairman of microbiology and immunology at the Medical University of South Carolina.

“Infection control considerations play a critical role in healthcare design and construction projects,” says Kon John, CuVerro national sales director. “CuVerro is thrilled to be sponsoring this important workshop that is focused on taking the next step to make healthcare environments cleaner.”

CuVerro® is an EPA-registered bactericidal solid copper alloy that can be used on high-touch surfaces in healthcare environments to kill 99.9 percent of infectious bacteria within two hours of contact, when cleaned regularly.

Source: CuVerro

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