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It is possible to acquire infections such as HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C through
contact with blood and body fluids. While measures are in place to provide a safe
hospital environment, you should always be on the alert for items such as contaminated
needles or dressings. If you see a potentially contaminated item, notify a healthcare
worker so it can be disposed of properly. Do not handle it yourself.
Hand hygiene is the most important way to prevent the spread of germs. Wash your
hands promptly and thoroughly when they are soiled, between patient contacts, after
touching potentially contaminated surfaces, after using the restroom, and before eating.
When your hands are visibly clean, alcohol-based handrub is an effective alternative to
soap and water.
Patients may be placed in isolation for a variety of reasons. Depending on the type of
isolation, there are protective measures the healthcare worker must take. For the
patient’s and your safety please do NOT enter these rooms with the caregiver.
It is important to protect patients from infections. Please do not participate in your
observation activities if you have an infectious disease that could be spread to others
(i.e., fever, purulent drainage, unexplained rash, productive cough, etc.).
Thank you for following these instructions. Please contact the Hospital’s Infection
Control Department @ 588-2779 with any questions.
I have read and agree to comply with the practices described above.
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