"What You Can Do" to Prevent Infections
The Department of Health & Human Services - CDC
Fact sheets on what patients and their families can do to prevent infections.
National Patient Safety Foundation®
A consumer fact sheet explaining several things you can do to help protect yourself from infections in the hospital.
The CDC has released these example questions for patients to raise to their nurses and doctors to protect themselves from Healthcare-associated Infections.
- The Massachusetts Sepsis Consortium, led by the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety, has released a report -- Advancing Sepsis Care in Emergency Medicine -- containing 17 recommendations that hospitals and emergency departments can undertake to reduce incidences of sepsis. Sepsis – the body’s extreme response to an infection that can lead to rapid tissue damage, organ failure and death ...» Full ArticleGlobal Sepsis Alliance has produced a library of Sepsis Information Guides on dozens of topics. These guides are high resolution and can be printed and distributed to patients, co-workers, and other professionals. Available guides include Life After Sepsis, Aging, Amputations, Appendicitis, C. difficile, COPD, Cellulitis, Children, Dental Infections, Diabetes, Flu, HAI, HIV/AIDS, Immune System, K...» Full Article