Fact Sheet/FAQs

For Our Patients and Their Visitors: Help Prevent Infections.

Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America; SHEA.

Engaging patients and families in their care can reduce risks. This brochure provides information about hospital-acquired infections and offers several tactics patients and families can adopt to protect themselves and others from infection. Recommendations include ensuring hand hygiene compliance by clinicians and visitors, taking antibiotics as prescribed, and recognizing infection symptoms.