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Patient Safety

Minimize Risk of Infection

There are several things you can do to minimize risk of infection. Below are a few tips you should know to keep yourself safe:

  • All caregivers must perform hand hygiene before and after contact with you. Alcohol hand rubs are recommended. However, soap and water may also be used. If you are unsure this has happened, it's okay to ask us!
  • Vaccinations for flu or pneumonia can help prevent serious illness, especially among high-risk or elderly patients.
  • Although family members like to show they care by taking the time to visit, if a family member has a cold or a contagious illness, please ask that person to refrain from visiting. Children under the age of 12 may be a particular risk, as they often have colds.
  • If your gown or linens are unclean, please let your nurse know immediately. Our staff is there to help you.
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