Objective, Evidence-based Research Supports Using Cuverro V Antibacterial Copper Hardware as part of a comprehensive infection prevention protocol
Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI’s) affect two million people every year, resulting in more than 90,000 deaths in the United States.
HAI’s are the FOURTH LEADING CAUSE of death in the United States, after cancer, heart attacks and strokes, and the CDC estimates that the cost of these infections is between $35-45 billion per year.
Antibacterial Copper is superior to alternative touch surface materials in all respects.
Proven efficacy as an antibacterial – far more effective than stainless steel or silver-containing coatings
Proven to continuously kill the bacteria* that cause infections
The only class of solid antibacterial touch surface approved by EPA and permitted to make human health claims
Continuous and ongoing antibacterial* action
Remains effective even after repeated wet & dry abrasion and re-contamination
Natural tarnishing does not impair efficacy
Not harmful to people or the environment
Inherently antibacterial, with no added chemicals
Antibacterial efficacy will NEVER wear away
Given that the transmission of healthcare-acquired pathogens is related to the contamination of surfaces and equipment near the patient, the use of antibacterial copper hardware for every item meant to be touched makes common sense – research shows that 80% of all infectious diseases are transmitted by touch.
*Testing demonstrates effective antibacterial activity against: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE), Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and E. coli O157:H
All of our products share one common attribute: by definition, they are designed for use by human hands, so the risk of touch transfer contamination is great.
Here are just a few of the applications for our American-made products
Bedside and examination room casegoods
Caregiver station doors and drawers
Instrument knobs, levers and handles
If our current product offering does not quite meet your requirements, contact us and we will work with your design team to bring your needs into reality.
Introducing the only infection reduction protocol that does not require daily human intervention.
copper to your environment by simply replacing frequently touched handles.
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CuSalus products were awarded the pretigious Nightingale Award based on their contribution to the quality of healthcare, as well as their functionality, quality, aesthetics, pricing and environmental sustainability.
Speaking of sustainability, all CuSalus products contain at least 94% pre-consumer recycled material, certified by SCS Global, world leader in environmental claim auditing.
Our certificate number is SCS-MC-01709.
The use of a copper alloy surface 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. The Copper Alloy surface material has been shown to reduce microbial contamination, but it does not necessarily prevent cross-contamination.
CuVerro V is a registered trademark of GBC Metals, LLC and is used with permission.