Benefits Of Antimicrobial Copper Surfaces

Grinnell Regional Medical Center in Grinnell, Iowa, was among the first US hospitals to install solid antimicrobial copper surfaces as an infection-control measure. Since then, two videos have been shot at the facility that demonstrate the benefits of installing copper components.

Grinnell installed antimicrobial copper touch surfaces throughout its facilities as an addition to existing infection prevention and control measures. Items upgraded include sinks and taps, overbed tables, IV drip poles, keyboards, door and cupboard handles, dispenser levers and electrical sockets.

The two videos featuring Grinnell — "Installing Antimicrobial Copper Components" and "Cleaning and Maintaining Antimicrobial Copper Surfaces" were created to help educate hospital executives and their staff on the benefits and ease of installing antimicrobial copper components.