At Girard Medical Center, we believe infection prevention is a critical component of patient safety. Infection prevention combined with infection control improves patient care. Many infections can be prevented by keeping immunizations up to date, keeping chronic disease conditions stable, good hygiene, and washing hands. Remember – clean hands are the best protection against spreading germs.
The keys to successful infection prevention are knowledgeable health care workers, an informed public, and awareness that infection control is everybody’s business!