BY OKA HUTCHINS | MDI Hospital
Posted on February 10, 2020 by Oka Hutchins- FULL ARTICLE
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.
“MDI Hospital is grateful to the MDI Rotary Club for their generous donation of our first copper-infused patient table,” said MDI Hospital President/CEO Art Blank. “Our hope is to expand the use of this antimicrobial technology throughout the hospital. Oncology is a good place to test this technology as it adds a layer of safety for patients who are immunosuppressed.”
The table provided by the Rotary is manufactured by EOS Surfaces and uses Cupron, a copper-based antimicrobial technology, to continually reduce bacterial contamination in the hospital environment. “The surfaces are not a substitute for standard infection control measures, but are an enhancement that can be utilized in addition to standard precautions,” said MDI Hospital Infection Preventionist Barbara MacPike RN, BSN, CIC. “Preventative biocidal surfaces such as these have the potential to help reduce hospital-related infections.”
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