International Infection Prevention Week is October 16-22
Did you know that each year approximately 1 in every 25 people in the United States gets an infection in the hospital while being treated for something else? Whenever you visit a hospital or other health care setting, you become vulnerable to catching infections. Unfortunately, infections caught in hospitals cause nearly 75,000 deaths each year. The good news is many of these infections can be prevented with proper infection prevention practices. Here are some tips for infection prevention!