This webinar was originally broadcast on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 10:00am CST.
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- "Antimicrobial Copper Surfaces: Laboratory and Clinical Performance and Impact on Patient Safety" Webinar Slides (PDF)
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About the Webinar
At any given time, 1 in 20 hospital patients has a hospital-acquired infection (HAI). Preliminary results in a recent clinical trial showed that Antimicrobial Copper surfaces reduce the bacteria that cause these infections. These results have tremendous implications on patient safety as each year 100,000 people die from HAI's in the U.S.
Antimicrobial Copper is the only class of solid surfaces registered with the Environmental Protection Agency to continuously kill more than 99.9% of certain disease-causing bacteria within two hours, including MRSA and VRE. They can be fashioned into a variety of products such as bed rails, IV stands, and more to provide antimicrobial protection between cleanings. This webinar will explain the research behind Antimicrobial Copper and how it can help to create a safer patient environment.
As an attendee, you will learn about:
- The significance of microbial surface contamination in the healthcare environment on patient safety
- The laboratory and clinical research on the intrinsic antimicrobial properties of copper alloys
- The benefits of incorporating Antimicrobial Copper objects as a supplement to hygienic practices in hospitals