Infection prevention and you: Patients and families
Unfortunately, nearly 99,000 people each year die from these infections—many of which could have been prevented with proper infection prevention practices.
Everyone plays a role in infection prevention—patients, families, and healthcare personnel. You play an important role in infection prevention—in and out of healthcare facilities.
Do your part–and hand hygiene is key! Wherever you are, there is something you can do to stay safe from infections.