As many as 90,000 hospital patients die each year from E. coli, staph, and other bacteria.
If you find yourself as an in-patient, there are certain things you can do to ensure the quality of care given. First, make sure that the doctors and nurses entering your room wash their hands or use hand sanitizer before and after they examine you. You also should ask visitors to do the same. Another tip for cleanliness and germ prevention is to wipe down the remote control and bed rails with sanitizer.
If you are a patient with a weak immune system, or if you're visiting a patient with a weak immune system, don't bring flowers! They introduce a host of germs and should best be enjoyed when the patient is well enough to go home.
Find out more about this book:YOU: The Smart Patient: An Insider's Handbook for Getting the Best Treatment