Patient Education Tool: What Patients Can Do to Help Prevent Infections Poster

The National Patient Safety Foundation provides a free, downloadable flyer that outlines what patients can do while they're in a hospital or other organization to help prevent infections.

The flyer, titled "Preventing Infections in the Hospital —What You Can Do" focuses on best practices before and following surgery, including washing hands often, using hand sanitizer, asking questions, following instructions about breathing treatments and asking for help.

Download the infection prevention poster flyer for use in your facility.

Note: View our database providing reports that link to free, downloadable and adaptable tools for use in hospitals, surgery centers and other organizations by clicking here.

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