Preventing infections

Because your good health is our No. 1 goal, we encourage you to take these simple measures to prevent infection:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water. If you can’t do that, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Make sure health care team members clean their hands, too.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough.
  • When you’re back home: If you are sick, avoid close contact with others.
  • Also when you’re back home: Get vaccinations to prevent disease and fight the spread of infection.

Source:  The Joint Commission

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