You and your medical team can take steps to prevent infection when you are in the hospital. These steps are even more important if you have other health problems. These include lung disease, diabetes, or a disease that affects your immune system.
The people who take care of you in the hospital may use extra precautions. They may wear gloves, masks, and gowns. They should follow safe hand-washing routines to keep from spreading germs.
People who have infections may be kept away, or isolated, from you while they receive medical care. Or you may be kept away from others to protect you from getting an infection.
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Current as of: August 14, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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