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Speak Up: Five Things You Can Do to Prevent Infection

The Joint Commission
This downloadable brochure, available in both English and Spanish, offers simple steps to prevent infections.

 

Simple Steps Can Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
This resource, available as a podcast or an article transcript, offers simple steps you can take to lower the risk of getting a healthcare associated infection.

 

"What You Can Do" to Prevent Infections

The Partnership for Healthcare Excellence
Fact sheets on what patients and their families can do to prevent infections.

"What You Can Do" to Prevent Infections and Stay Healthy in the Hospital

"What You Can Do" to Prevent Infection at Home, in the Community, and in the Hospital

 

Preventing Infections in the Hospital - What You Can Do

National Patient Safety Foundation®
A consumer fact sheet explaining several things you can do to help protect yourself from infections in the hospital.

 

Example Questions to Ask Nurses and Doctors to Protect Yourself Against HAI's

The CDC has released these example questions for patients to raise to their nurses and doctors to protect themselves from Healthcare-associated Infections.

 

View Dr. John D. Clarke's one-minute, award winning video on You Tube selected from more than 240 entries in a Department of Health and Human Services public service announcement contest about how to prevent the spread of influenza.