Based on the success of our Antimicrobial IV Poles, we are pleased to introduce our second product range featuring the innovative CuVerro Shield™ by Aereus Technologies; Imperial Surgical Warming Cabinets.
Our patent pending HEPA Filtered Circulating Air Warming Cabinets now feature antimicrobial handles protected with CuVerro Shield™.1
This high-touch zone is the ideal place for enhanced infection control since no matter how thoroughly an institution cleans, bacteria can recolonize on non-copper surfaces. Our new Warming Cabinet handles protected with this unique copper-alloy surface technology provides effective antimicrobial benefit by killing bacteria and inhibiting the spread of deadly infections. In fact, CuVerro kills more than 99.9% of bacteria2 within two hours and continues to kill 99% of bacteria2 even after repeated contamination.
The unfortunate truth is, despite much focus and effort, healthcare–associated infections (HAIs) remain a serious issue in Canadian hospitals and health care facilities. A 2019 study published by the Canadian Medical Association Journal sites that “one in 12 patients admitted to Canadian health care facilities (and 1 in 8 patients in an ICU) developed an infection that was not part of their presenting medical illness but was acquired as a result of the care they received.” 3
Smart solutions are needed for an integrated infection control strategy to make a meaningful impact in the reduction of HAIs.
We believe the power of CuVerro Shield™ is undeniable and evidence of copper efficacy and its application in the health care setting abounds. A research study conducted at Grinnel Regional Medical Center investigating the bacteria-killing properties of copper has proven that it can play a leading role in fighting bacteria that cause healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).4
Another recent study published in the January 2020 Journal of the American Medical Directors Association compared incidence rates of health care–related infections in a long-term care facility during outbreaks in areas equipped vs not equipped with copper surfaces. It found “the risk of hand-transmitted health care–associated infection was significantly lower in the area equipped with copper surfaces.” 5
The takeaway: Protect your patients, staff, and visitors by protecting your high-touch zones.
Learn more about CuVerro Shield™ and the science behind antimicrobial copper:
Contact us to learn more about our Warming Cabinet portfolio and retrofitting your existing Warming Cabinets with new CuVerro protected antimicrobial handles. It’s a quick and easy installation!
1 – All ISL Warming Cabinet models feature CuVerro protected antimicrobial handles except model OR-9000 (HugAire)
2 – Laboratory testing shows that, when cleaned regularly, CuVerro surfaces kill greater than 99.9% of the following bacteria within 2 hours of exposure: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, E.coli 0157:H7, and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcusfaecalis (VRE). The use of CuVerro® bactericidal copper products is a supplement to and not a substitute for standard infection control practices; users must continue to follow all current infection control practices, including those practices related to cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces. This surface has been shown to reduce microbial contamination, but it does not necessarily prevent cross contamination
3 – “Trends in health care–associated infections in acute care hospitals in Canada: an analysis of repeated point-prevalence surveys”, CMAJ 2019 September 9;191:E981-8. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.190361
4 – Shannon M. Hinsa-Leasure, PhD, Queenster Nartey, BA, Justin Vaverka, BA, Michael G. Schmidt, PhD “Copper Alloy surfaces sustain terminal cleaning levels in a rural hospital” AJIC, Published online September 28, 2016.
5 – Sarah Zerbib, Lydie Vallet, Anaëlle Muggeo, Christophe de Champs, Annick Lefebvre, Damien Jolly, Lukshe Kanagaratnam, “Copper for the Prevention of Outbreaks of Health Care–Associated Infections in a Long-term Care Facility for Older Adults”, Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, Volume 21, Issue 1, 2020, Pages 68-71.e1.