Press Release Summary:
Medical-Grade Power Strips and Surge Protectors come with antimicrobial silver ionic powder coating which helps to reduce cross-contamination. Units are suitable for managers of clinics, hospitals and medical offices.
Original Press Release:
Tripp Lite Medical-Grade Products Now Include Antimicrobial Protection to Help Keep Patients, Staff Healthier
Tripp Lite has introduced antimicrobial protection to its full line of medical-grade power strips and surge protectors.
Tripp Lite, a world-leading manufacturer of power protection and connectivity solutions, has introduced antimicrobial protection to its full line of medical-grade power strips and surge protectors.
“With healthcare-acquired infections on the rise, it is imperative medical facilities utilize technology to help slow the spread of bacteria and other microbes,” said Jim Folk, Tripp Lite’s Director of Healthcare Solutions. “This is another tool for managers of clinics, hospitals and medical offices to use in the fight against infections.”
These solutions have a patented coating designed to help reduce the risk of healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) in hospitals and other medical environments. Any object in a healthcare setting frequently handled by staff, patients or visitors becomes a potential breeding ground for harmful microbes such as C. diff and MRSA. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate nearly two million hospital patients annually contract an HAI, at a cost of $36 million a year.
By adding an antimicrobial silver ionic powder coating to all of its power strips and surge protectors designed for healthcare use, Tripp Lite is helping medical staff reduce the transfer of dangerous microbes. The coating meets the requirements of JIS Z 2801:2000, an international standard for evaluating efficacy in antimicrobial products. The EPA-registered coating is 99.9 percent effective in inhibiting the growth of bacteria, viruses, mold and fungi on surfaces.
Key Features of Tripp Lite’s Medical-Grade Power Strips and Surge Protectors
- Antimicrobial coating helps reduce risks of cross-contamination
- Meet CMS and Joint Commission regulations
- Largest selection of medical-grade power strips and surge protectors
- ULTRA models include patented fault protection for standalone use in patient-care vicinities
For more information about Tripp Lite’s medical-grade solutions, visit our compliance reference guide.
About Tripp Lite
Outstanding product reliability and exceptional service have been Tripp Lite trademarks for 95 years. Tripp Lite´s innovations include the world’s first UPS system designed specifically for personal computers and the world’s most trusted premium surge protector—the Isobar®—with more than 19 million in use. Tripp Lite maintains the highest level of ready-to-ship inventory in the industry with more than 4,000 different products, including UPS systems, rack systems and cooling solutions, PDUs, PowerAlert® software for enterprise-level system management and control, surge protectors, KVM switches, cables and connectivity products, inverters, power strips and notebook accessories. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Tripp Lite maintains a global presence with fully staffed offices worldwide. Additional information, including a list of Tripp Lite’s sales offices and authorized reseller partners, can be found by visiting Tripp Lite’s website: http://www.tripplite.com.