A Few Simple Steps Could Protect You While You are Hospitalized

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By Molly Clifton

Some simple steps could lower the number of infections patients catch in hospitals.

US Researchers found if patients shower with a special soap before surgery and surgical teams change gowns, gloves and instruments during operations that germs have a hard time spreading.

A nationwide project at seven hospitals found taking these simple precautions cut infections by nearly one-third after colorectal surgery.

 



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