Antimicrobial surfaces complement traditional protection measures
The amount of nosocomial infections in hospitals and nursing homes is increasing year by year – although tight infection control measures are taken, including washing hands and regular cleaning and disinfection of surfaces. It is well known that substances such as copper or silver exhibit a toxic effect on most microorganisms even in very small quantities. Related large scale testings conducted, for example, at the Asklepios-Clinics Hamburg-Wandsbek and at the Public Hospital Hagen (both in Germany) have revealed that antimicrobially acting surfaces at ‘hotspots’ routinely touched by patients, family members and nursing staff, can efficiently reduce the infection rate and thus complement other measures of infection control.
As the first manufacturer of nursing care beds Hermann Bock GmbH makes this knowledge routinely available to nursing homes, residential homes and home care with its new care beds featuring CLEAN GUARD™ technology.