Bacteria & Microbial Contamination affects everyone and everything in hospitals from the patients and their families to the hospital's credibility and their operating margins. Keeping patients safe while reducing costs is a tightrope that every hospital has to walk along and it’s not easy. One basic area where healthcare facilities can begin to reduce certain bacterias* is with hospital interior design. Planning the right furniture solution places architects and interior designers at the forefront to help because they can begin incorporating Midbrook Medical's Anti-microbial Copper Touch Surfaces into their designs for hospital furniture.
Why use Anti-microbial Copper for Touch Surfaces in Healthcare Facilities?
Anti-microbial Copper is the only touch surface material registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that when cleaned regularly kills 99.9% of bacteria* that cause Hospital Acquired Infections within two hours of exposure. Anti-microbial Copper Touch Surfaces are a great supplement to healthcare facilities’ current standard infection control practices because of their ability to reduce microbial contamination.
In addition to killing bacteria, Anti-microbial Copper Touch Surfaces are very green friendly because they are completely recyclable. The Copper Surfaces are inherently anti-microbial so no chemicals are added, which makes them safe for people and the environment. Furthermore, Anti-microbial Copper will remain effective even after repeated wet and dry abrasion and re-contamination, and natural tarnishing does not impair its effectiveness.
Providing Hospital Designers with Anti-microbial Copper Touch Surfaces, Countertops, Pull Handles, Casework, Lab Furniture and More
Southwest Solutions Group® works to provide hospital designers and healthcare planners with innovative and modern solutions, which is why we offer optional Anti-microbial Copper Touch Surfaces on all of our modular casework, laboratory furniture, and office furniture. To help healthcare facilities reuce bacteria and microbial contamination we can supply all kinds of copper surfaces on our modular casework, laboratory furniture, and office furniture including – table tops, counter tops, desk work surfaces, pull handles, knobs, and more. Our Anti-microbial Touch Surfaces can be designed in any size and can be fitted onto new or existing casework and furniture.
For more information on Midbrook Medical's Anti-microbial Copper Touch Surfaces and healthy hospital work surfaces, give us a call toll free at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message.
*Laboratory testing shows, when cleaned regularly, antimicrobial copper alloys kill greater than 99.9 percent of the following bacteria within two hours of exposure: MRSA, Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE), Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and E. coli O157:H7. Antimicrobial Copper surfaces are a supplement to and not a substitute for standard infection control practices and have been shown to reduce microbial contamination, but do not necessarily prevent cross contamination; users must continue to follow all current infection control practices.