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CLINICAL TESTS, In the UK, Professor Tom Elliott, Consultant Microbiologist and Deputy Medical Director at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, led a trial at Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham. The trial took place on a general medical ward fitted with both copper and standard components. It aimed to demonstrate copper’s ability to reduce environmental contamination and improve patient outcomes as part of a ‘care bundle’ – a package of measures to fight infection.
The first results from the trial, following sampling of three products – taps, push plates and toilet seats – were presented at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) in Washington DC, USA, in October 2008. These results show that surfaces made from materials that contain copper kill a wide range of potentially harmful micro-organisms, significantly reducing the number of these organisms that can come into contact with patients, visitors and staff. Data from the three products sampled over a ten-week period showed that items made from copper had 90 – 100% fewer micro-organisms on them, compared with the same items made from standard materials (chrome-plated brass, aluminium and plastic)6.
Professor Elliott explains: “What this must mean is that the risk of picking up an infection is reduced, because we know that one of the vehicles where organisms can spread from one surface to another is by touching them. So the results are very exciting.
“The findings of a 90 to 100% killing of those organisms, even after a busy day on a medical ward with items being touched by numerous people, is remarkable. So it may well offer us another mechanism for trying to defeat the spread of infection.”
The copper products installed for the clinical trial – door furniture, bathroom fittings, trolleys and overbed tables, have all been subject to the standard NHS cleaning protocols and formulations, including toilet and spillage cleaning. During the 24-36 months after installation, only some mild surface oxidation has taken place. With their copper, the copper components appear markedly different to the standard components but were widely accepted by staff, patients and visitors.
The second phase of the trial involved sampling of the full range of copper and control surfaces over a period of 6 months to gather more data. Results reinforce the earlier findings, showing significantly lower levels of contamination on the copper surfaces compared to controls7.