Preventing the Spread of Infection

While you are a patient in our hospital, for your protection and the protection of our employees, standard infection control practices are used. This means our employees may wear gloves, masks, gowns or goggles while caring for you. These safety measures may be taken any time there is a possibility of exposure to blood or body fluids. Please do not let this frighten or upset you; these are simply standard precautions taken in all hospitals to prevent the spread of infection.

VISITORS: Please help us Prevent the Spread of Infection:

* Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before entering and when leaving the patient's room.

* Cover your sneeze or cough with a tissue or your upper arm.

* Avoid touching anything used to care for the patient.

* Read and follow any instructions posted outside the patient's room.

Visitors who are sick should avoid visiting patients. We are concerned about preventing infection and avoiding the spread of germs not only while you're in the hospital but when you go home, as well. Your recovery and continued good health are important to us.



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