3 Things to Do Before Surgery
3 Things to Do Before Surgery

According to a study released in 2010, hospital infections kill nearly 50,000 people a year. The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy, determined that hospital-acquired illnesses translated into 2.3 million extra patient days in hospitals at a cost of $8.1 billion in 2006.

The problem of hospital infection-related deaths is avoidable with better infection control. Sepsis killed one-fifth of the patients infected following surgery. While 1.7 million healthcare associated infections are diagnosed each year, what can you do to protect yourself?

Here are 3 steps you should take to protect yourself from infection if you are having surgery:

  1. Investigate the hospital infection rate.
  2. Ask if patients are pre-screened for MRSA.
  3. Enlist your relatives and friends to monitor hand-washing. Put a sign above your hospital bed that says “Please wash your hands before touching me.”

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