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Infections can be spread through the air and by contact with hands, personal items, or health care equipment. Prevention of infections is an important part of health care and it is an obligation of everyone involved in the delivery of health care, including patients, their families and visitors.
Isolation Precautions will be taken because of a known or suspected infection. It is very important toprotect all of our patients from infection. We need to use Isolation Precautions to stop the spread ofinfections. These Precautions may include:
The most important step in stopping the spread of infection is cleaning your hands. You can clean your hands with soap and water or a hand sanitizer. You should also make sure that caregivers are cleaning their hands.
When you come to visit your loved one, follow the below listed Precautions:
If you have any questions about special precautions, please ask your doctor or nurse. You may also contact the hospital's Infection Control Department. Tell your nurse that you want to do so and they will assist you.
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