Preventing infections is critical to patients with COPD and other chronic respiratory diseases. Unfortunately, a common source of infection is the healthcare setting. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has just released important information designed to help patients protect themselves from healthcare-acquired infections. The article, Getting Medical Care? How to Avoid Getting an Infection, gives ten helpful tips on way to prevent the costly and sometimes deadly consequences of healthcare-acquired infections. Each tip also contains helpful links to more information.
As the CDC says, “Be informed. Be empowered. Be prepared.” It can save your life!