May 4, 2010

How to prevent a dangerous hospital illness

Wash your hands with soap and water, and do it long enough that you can sing the "Happy Birthday" song twice. 

Health care workers: wear masks and gloves.

Disinfect. Use hospital grade, chlorine-based products and ask if the hospital room has been disinfected for C. diff before checking in. 

Use antibiotics judiciously to avoid creating resistant "superbugs."

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