Ways to Prevent Infections

Help prevent the spread of germs

  • Five things you can do to prevent infection (PDF)
  • When visitors or family members visit, kindly remind them to sanitize their hands before and after visiting. Anyone who visits that has a cold or other contagious illness should not to visit you while in the hospital.
  • Hand washing is the best practice to prevent the spread of germs.
  • Get the flu and pneumonia vaccine if recommended by your doctor. These vaccines can help prevent the illness in the elderly and high-risk patients.