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  • Pub 219 - Antimicrobial Copper: A Hospital Manager's Guide

    Upgrading selected touch surfaces to Antimicrobial Copper is a simple but effective measure that is shown to reduce costly infections, freeing up beds and clinical resources and improving patient care. After a very short initial payback period, significant long-term savings are possible. 4pp. September 2014.

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  • Pub 196 - Reducing the Risk of Healthcare Associated Infections - The Role of Copper Touch Surfaces

    A referenced report summarising the scientific evidence on the antimicrobial efficacy of copper and copper alloys in the laboratory and clinical environment. Also provides an introduction to practical implementation of copper touch surfaces in healthcare facilities. 16pp. Revised October 2014.

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  • Pub 201 - Antimicrobial Copper - FAQs

    Introductory level FAQs. 8pp, May 2014.

    A brochure answering frequently asked questions regarding Antimicrobial Copper.

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  • Pub 220 - Antimicrobial Copper: A Specifier's Guide

    While the antimicrobial properties of copper have been known and appreciated for centuries, it is only recently that the clinical benefits of copper touch surfaces have been evaluated. Although there are more than 200 papers published on laboratory and clinical research, there is a lack of practical information in the public domain to help specifiers understand where and how to deploy copper to improve environmental hygiene in healthcare facilities. This simple guide provides information on which surfaces to prioritise for upgrade, how to recognise efficacious products and where to source these. 4pp. October 2014.

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  • Pub 213 - Guidance on Cleaning and Disinfection

    This document gives guidance on cleaning and disinfection of antimicrobial copper surfaces. 1pp, November 2013.

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  • Pub 215 - Stop the Spread of HCAIs - Factsheet

    Deadly healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) are a major threat in European hospitals, as bacteria have grown to resist many of today's antibiotics. Learn about an additional line of defence that goes further than hand washing - Antimicrobial Copper. 1pp. April 2013.

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  • All Copper Heat Exchangers Brochure

    The benefits of using all-copper coils are already well known in the HVACR industry. Copper, as well as many copper alloys, have remarkable intrinsic antimicrobial properties. This phenomenon has implications not only for touch surfaces but also for HVAC components.

    Copper HVAC components suppress the growth of bacteria, mould and mildew that reduce system efficiency and cause product deterioration or foul odours.  Compared to coils made with aluminum fins, coils made with copper fins and copper tubes stay cleaner longer, operate more efficiently and are more resistant to corrosion.

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  • Pub 214 Antimicrobial Copper Alloys: Guidance on Selection

    This publication offers designers, manufacturers and specifiers guidance on identifying the most appropriate copper alloy for a product where the intrinsic antimicrobial characteristics of copper may be beneficial.

    Its focus is design for the healthcare sector, but the information applies equally to other environments where hygiene and the spread of infection are concerns.  The guide features a table of commonly available alloys, representing the different copper-alloy families, listing compositions and properties and ordered by colour.  16pp.  2013.

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  • Pub 212 - Near-patient Antimicrobial Copper Touch Surfaces for Infection Control - The Business Case

    An introduction to the business case for installing antimicrobial copper touch surfaces in healthcare facilities, showing a worked example of an ICU, based on a fully-referenced cost-benefit model developed for hospital managers by York Health Economics Consortium. 2pp, October 2012, revised April 2013.

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  • Pub 210 - Antimicrobial Copper Installations: Case Studies - Healthcare

    A collection of antimicrobial copper healthcare installations from around the world. 16pp. November 2014.

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  • Pub 198 - The Benefits of Designing with Antimicrobial Copper Alloys

    Introductory brochure offering architects and designers the opportunity to harness the intrinsic antimicrobial properties of copper alloys for innovative, cost-effective hygienic design. 2pp. May 2013.

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  • Pub 211 - Antimicrobial Copper Cu+ Product Directory

    A printable directory of component manufacturers, suppliers and service providers who have been approved to use the Cu+ brand. 100pp. October 2014.

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  • Pub 208 - Reducing the Risk of Healthcare-Associated Infections

    First clinical trial to report reduced infection rates due to installed antimicrobial copper touch surfaces. 4pp, 2011.

    Deployment of antimicrobial copper touch surfaces in hospital ICUs

    Brochure prepared for the World Health Organisation's 1st International Conference on Infection Prevention and Control, highlighting the first clinical trial to demonstrate that replacement of key touch surface components leads to reduced infections in patients.


    Also features the latest work on copper's antimicrobial efficacy mechanism.

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  • Pub 204 - The Potential Role of Antimicrobial Copper in Food Processing Applications

    Introductory brochure for food processing industry. 2pp, May 2010

    Copper is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent effective against a range of pathogens threatening public health today, whether they are foodborne, airborne, waterborne or transmitted by touch.  Recent science shows that copper has an intrinsic ability to rapidly inactivate dangerous foodborne pathogens (including E. coli O157:H7, Campylobacter jejuni, Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella enteritidis) at both refrigerated and room temperature.  Copper and copper alloys could therefore help to reduce the incidence of cross-contamination in food processing facilities.

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  • Pub 203 - Antimicrobial Copper: Introducing a New Category of Touch Surface Material

    Introductory brochure for infection control professionals. 16pp, May 2010

    Introductory brochure for infection control professionals outlining the antimicrobial efficacy, key characteristics and healthcare applications of Antimicrobial Copper, proven to continuously reduce surface contamination in clinical environments and therefore offering an additional measure to help reduce the risk from pathogenic microbes.

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  • Pub 202 - Practical Aspects of Reducing Bioburden with Copper: Clinical Case Study: Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham

    Practical information on the Selly Oak copper touch surface fit-out, for healthcare estates personnel. 4pp, 2010.

    There is now substantial scientific evidence to support the replacement of frequently touched equipment and fittings in the clinical environment with those incorporating copper to reduce contamination and therefore reduce the risk of infection.  The Copper Clinical Trial, conducted on a busy medical ward at Selly Oak Hospital, demonstrated a 90-100% reduction in contamination on coppercontaining vs standard surfaces.  The experience of fitting out the test ward with a full range of copper-containing products has made a major contribution to the understanding of the practical application of the science. (Presented at IHEEM 2009 Conference, Harrogate).

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  • Pub 200 - Comparing Antimicrobial Efficacy of Copper and Silver for Interior Touch Surface Applications

    Introductory level. 1pp, 2010.

    Silver and copper have been used for their antimicrobial properties for centuries. This one page summary reports on a study published in Letters in Applied Microbiology which compares performance of silver-ion containing materials and copper under typical indoor conditions.

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  • Pub 197 - Antimicrobial Efficacy of Copper and Copper Alloys - Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

    Scientific data. 2pp, 2009.

    Short summary of efficacy of copper and copper alloys against MRSA and EMRSA at room and chill temperatures with kill curves for both exceptionally high and typical microbial challenges.

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