Quality & Safety

Infection Control

We care about you and your family’s wellbeing. The following are important issues our patients and their families should be aware of and knowledgeable about.

  1. Antibiotic Resistance is the ability of bacteria to resist the effects of an antibiotic. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change in ways that reduces the effectiveness of drugs, chemicals, or other agents designed to cure or prevent infections. The bacteria survive through resistance, and continue to multiply, causing more harm to the individual being treated. Infections with resistant organisms are difficult to kill, and more expensive to treat.

    Use this link to learn how you can protect both you and your family from antibiotic-resistant infections

    https://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/protecting_yourself_family.html
  2. Hand Hygiene is the “single most important factor in preventing infections” (CDC). Washing your hands properly is one of the most important things you can do to help prevent and control the spread of many illnesses. Good hand hygiene will reduce the risk of things like flu, food poisoning and healthcare associated infections being passed from person to person.

    When should you clean your hands? How should you clean your hands? How can you speak up for clean hands to reduce your or your family’s infection risk?

    Use this link to learn how to protect you and your family through hand hygiene

    https://www.cdc.gov/handhygiene/patients/index.html
  3. Current Flu Information: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/