Your Role in Preventing Infections in the Hospital
What is Health Care Associated Infection?
Health care-associated infections (HAIs) are infections people get while they are receiving health care for another condition. HAIs can happen in any health care facility.
As a patient in a healthcare setting, you are at risk of getting an infection while you are being treated for something else. Patients and their loved ones can play a role in asking and reminding healthcare providers to clean their hands. Your hands can spread germs too, so protect yourself by cleaning your hands often
What do I need to do?
Why is it important for me to do this?
Despite these efforts, the spread of infections in the hospital happen. Handwashing is the best way to prevent infection. Together we will work to keep you as safe as possible.