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Antimicrobial Copper and Infection Prevention

New research has revealed that the use of Antimicrobial Copper metal touch surfaces can reduce healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs). A randomized clinical trial compared the clinical outcomes of  patients treated in Intensive Care Unit rooms with antimicrobial copper components to those treated in ICU rooms with standard components. Patients treated in rooms with copper components had a 58.1% reduced risk of acquiring infection. Numerous strategies have been developed to decrease HAIs, however, using Antimicrobial Copper touch surfaces is the only strategy that works non-stop,  has been scientifically proven to be effective and doesn’t depend on human behavior. Results were published in the May edition of the Journal of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.

Engineering Hand Hygiene Compliance

DebMed® was developed by a multi-disciplinary team of scientists, researchers and engineers from Deb Group, along with healthcare industry thought leaders from the medical, research, infection prevention and quality management communities. Our core purpose is toHelp create a safety culture in which hand hygiene is a habit for all.

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ABQAURP American Society for Quality American Society for Quality Healthcare Division Consumers Advancing Patient Safety
EMPSF Institute for Safe Medical Practices
           
Medically Induced Trauma Support Services (MITSS) Medication Safety Officers Society NPSF Partnership for Patient Safety Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine