NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — It’s not a cure or a vaccine, but it is a weapon.
Photo Credit: ekimckim/Blendswap (toilet), blenderjunky/Blendswap (bathroom)
BY MARK WILSON | FAST COMPANY
Posted on March 16 th , 2020 by Mark Wilson - FULL ARTICLE
In China, it was called “qi,” the symbol for health. In Egypt it was called “ankh,” the symbol for eternal life. For the Phoenicians, the reference was synonymous with Aphrodite—the goddess of love and beauty.
Mount Desert Island Hospital is now using a specialized copper-infused, antimicrobial table in its Oncology Department thanks to a generous donation from the MDI Rotary Club.
EOScu Reaches Over 50 Hospitals and 3 Countries
In just the few years since its initial development, EOScu, the copper-infused material that actively kills bacteria*, can now be found in over 50 US healthcare facilities with several more planned in the near future. This progress represents the growing awareness that copper, embedded all the way throughout a practical and functional surface material, can continuously lower bacterial contamination by actively destroying pathogens, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As hospital acquired infections and facility outbreaks continue to plague healthcare, it is comforting to see many facilities and systems are making their elimination a top priority.
EOScu, a preventive biocidal surface, has been proven to lower healthcare associated infections (HAIs) in the largest known clinical trial of copper-infused surfaces and textiles. In other ongoing studies, the self-sanitizing surfaces have also proven to significantly reduce the levels of contamination on surfaces surrounding patients, their caregivers and their families. This evidence sparked an increase in hospitals adding EOScu to their infection prevention “toolbox” and further suggests that many are recognizing the need to close the gap between routine daily cleanings – and to do so with an option that doesn’t require additional work for their teams.
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On September 26, 2018, just two days after the ribbon cutting at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital (SPAH), Sentara Healthcare also celebrated the opening of the Reed W. Kelley Intensive Care Unit at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital (SVBGH). EOS Surfaces is proud to be a part of their ongoing commitment to the region and their continuous efforts to provide the latest and safest healthcare options for our community. To see photos of the new ICU and the EOScu applications, including sinks, countertops and bedrails, click here.