Fewer HAIs seen with copper surfaces in ICU rooms, study says

04/12/2013 | BeckersHospitalReview.com

Data showed 3.4% of patients in ICU rooms with copper surfaces developed hospital-acquired infections, compared with 8.1% of those in traditional ICU rooms, according to a study in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. Lead author Dr. Cassandra Salgada said routinely using copper surfaces in ICU rooms could reduce the risk of HAIs and multidrug resistant bacteria.

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