Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

Copper Continuously Limits the Concentration of Bacteria Resident on Bed Rails within the Intensive Care Unit

Michael G. Schmidt PhD, Hubert H. Attaway III MS, Sarah E. Fairey BS, Lisa L. Steed PhD, Harold T. Michels PhD and Cassandra D. Salgado MD MS
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 34, No. 5, Special Topic Issue: The Role of the Environment in Infection Prevention (May 2013), pp. 530-533
DOI: 10.1086/670224
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/670224
Page Count: 4
  • More info
  • Cite this Item
Item Type
Article
References
Copper Continuously Limits the Concentration of Bacteria Resident on Bed Rails within the Intensive Care Unit
Preview not available

Abstract

Cleaning is an effective way to lower the bacterial burden (BB) on surfaces and minimize the infection risk to patients. However, BB can quickly return. Copper, when used to surface hospital bed rails, was found to consistently limit surface BB before and after cleaning through its continuous antimicrobial activity.

Page Thumbnails