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Patient Safety

What You Can Do

A very important part of the Let's See a Show of Hands .. Everyone Has a Hand in Patient Safety is to encourage patients and visitors to also follow good hygiene.

Here are some important guidelines:

  • Expect our staff to clean their hands before providing patient care. It is OK to ask if they have or request that they do so if they forget.
  • Encourage visitors to wash hands or use sanitizers before entering and when leaving a patient room.
  • Avoid touching anything used for patient care.
  • Read and follow any contact information posted outside a patient's door.
  • Always cover a sneeze or cough with a tissue or your upper arm.
  • For patient safety, please do not visit if you are sick.
  • After discharge, help to eliminate germs by using disinfectants to clean surface areas often.