Antimicrobial copper to be showcased at MEDICA

14-Oct-2014

Expert will look at the practical aspects of selecting and sourcing products, and the business case demonstrating rapid payback on an investment in antimicrobial copper surfaces

The practical aspects of installing antimicrobial copper touch surfaces to bolster infection control will be explored in a session of the MEDICA Technical Forum at the world’s largest medical trade fair in November.

Mark Tur, Technical Consultant to International Copper Association, has experience of providing support to healthcare facilities with replacing key, frequently-touched surfaces with antimicrobial copper equivalents that will rapidly and continuously kill bacteria and viruses on contact, 24/7 and in between regular cleans. He will be discussing the wealth of evidence on the efficacy of antimicrobial copper as an adjunct to existing infection prevention measures. He will also look at the practical aspects of selecting and sourcing products, and the business case demonstrating rapid payback on an investment in antimicrobial copper surfaces due to the resultant reduction in infections.

A facility that has already installed antimicrobial copper touch surfaces – including door furniture and light switches – is Hagen General Hospital in Germany. Peter Uszkoreit, the hospital’s Technical Manager, will follow Tur’s presentation with his own experiences of undertaking an antimicrobial copper installation.

The Copper Hospital – a wide range of antimicrobial copper products from companies around the world showcased in a typical healthcare setting – can be visited on Stand B03 in Hall 14. Experts will be on hand to provide information on the scientific evidence and the practicalities and economics of designing, manufacturing, specifying and sourcing antimicrobial copper products.

Improving Hygiene Concepts by Strategic Incorporation of Antimicrobial Copper

Friday 14 November, 16:30–17:00, Stand 12E71, Hall 12

Deployment of Antimicrobial Copper Surfaces for Infection Control: Science, Practical and Economical Aspects

Mark Tur, International Copper Association – session in English

Conversion to Copper Components: Practical Experiences from Hagen General Hospital

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Peter Uszkoreit, Allgemeines Krankenhaus Hagen gGmbH – session in German

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