New Hygiene Guidelines for Healthcare Facilities - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/8/08

New Hygiene Guidelines for Healthcare Facilities

Thousands of patients die every day from infections they get from inside healthcare facilities. For the first time leaders in the industry like the American Hospital Association and the Infectious Diseases Society of America are joining together to stop the spread of hospital bugs by issuing new guidelines on how doctors and patients can prevent infection.

Some of the recommendations are high-tech but the simplest is the most obvious and the most encouraged, which is frequent hand-washing.  In fact, the new guidelines encourage patients to not be afraid to ask their doctor or nurse to wash their hands.    

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