Keeping patients safe from infection is everyone’s responsibility. Learn ways to protect patients:
Break the Chain of Infection and stop the spread of germs.
Clean Your Hands before and after you provide care to a patient.
Use Personal Protective Equipment the right way.
Get Vaccinated (including your annual flu shot) and make sure others do too.
Follow all Posted Precaution Signs for the patient’s protection, your protection, and everyone else’s protection.
Follow Safe Injection Practices and remember One needle, One syringe, Only one time.
Identify Your Patients: right drug, right time, right dose.
Keep the Patient’s Room Clean, including the equipment.
Know When Antibiotics are Appropriate . . . and when they are NOT.
What You Wear Matters. Make sure your attire does not become a source of infection.
Know Your Infection Preventionists. Patient safety is their number one priority; we know it’s yours too!