A Few Simple Steps Could Protect You While You are Hospitalized


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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