After a year of construction, the new Seaspan High Acuity Unit at North Vancouver, BC's Lions Gate Hospital offers patients a new level of protection with EOSCU overbed tables. Classified just under the intensive care unit (ICU), high acuity units host vulnerable patients who are not on life support, but still need protection from hospital acquired infections (HAIs). For these patients, any setback, including an infection, could destabilize their recovery with life-threatening consequences.
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Posted on April 24 th , 2020 by Robert Grace - FULL ARTICLE
Copper kills. And when it comes to microbes, that’s a good thing.
When researchers reported last month that the novel coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic survives for days on glass and stainless steel but dies within hours after landing on copper, the only thing that surprised Bill Keevil was that the pathogen lasted so long on copper.
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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.