Can Copper Bed Rail Stop Spread of Infection in Hospitals?

Sultan Alhokair says hospitals can make us sick, an opposing truth considering we enter hospitals to get well. Hospital-acquired infections, also known as healthcare-acquired or associated infections, are contacted by hospitalized patients while they are in the hospital. Staph infection (MRSA) and pneumonia are two of the most widely known and most deadly of the infections which an otherwise healthy person can contact inside the perimeter of a hospital room. And that hospital room could be located anywhere on the map.

Copper bed rails could stop the spread of hospital-related infections and help keep patients healthier. The rails of hospital beds are the most frequently touched surface in the room. Touched by various staff personal as well as visitors and of course the patients themselves. The patient touches the germ-infested bed rail and typically being unable to get out of bed for a proper hand washing, goes on to touch a surgical wound, IV needle entry point, rub the nose, eyes or mouth and the germs or bacteria have successfully and easily entered the patient’s body.

Standard metal bed rails on hospital beds allow germs and viruses to live for hours, copper bed rails quickly kill all the harmful microbes that touch it’s surface and prevent the spread of infections. The term ‘contact killing’ has been coined for the quick-killing process copper bed rails have on hospital-related infections.