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Preventing Hospital-Acquired Infections

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Further, doing this simple step on a daily basis decreased hospital time from five to three days, lowered pain, and helped to leave less scarring.

So what can patients do to pick the right medical facility or hospital to lower the chances of developing an infection? If at all possible, make sure your surgery will take place at a hospital or a facility associated with a hospital.

Best in Health!


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Reviewed July 25, 2011
by Michele Blacksberg R.N.
Edited by Shannon Koehle

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