Reducing Healthcare Associated Infections

 "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.

"What You Can Do" to Prevent Infections and Stay Healthy in the Hospital

"What You Can Do" to Prevent Infection at Home, in the Community, and in the Hospital

Preventing Infections in the Hospital - What You Can Do

National Patient Safety Foundation®
A consumer fact sheet explaining several things you can do to help protect yourself from infections in the hospital.

Example Questions to Ask Nurses and Doctors to Protect Yourself Against HAI's

The CDC has released these example questions for patients to raise to their nurses and doctors to protect themselves from Healthcare-associated Infections.

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