Health care has never been smarter — or more complicated.
Hospital nurses are stretched to care for many patients at once. So, even in the best hospitals, patients’ family and friends must pitch in to sweat small details that add up to safe care.
CampaignZERO checklists fill you in on …
When to Get a Nurse
Use CampaignZERO’s checklists to help PREVENT your loved one from suffering these common hospital hazards.
How to Prevent Hospital “Superbug” Infections, MRSA, c. Dif, Staph
Up to 10% of all patients go home from the hospital with an infection of some kind. The most common are MRSA (pronounced “mur-SAH”), VRE and CRKP, also known as “Superbugs.” Superbug germs thrive on any surface…
- Skin: Hands, especially
- Fabric: uniforms, drapes, your purse
- Hard surfaces: hospital furniture, medicl instruments, doorknobs, elevator buttons, TV remote, call button, tray table, more…
Superbug infections are dangerous — not easy to cure! Usually, they require strong drugs, and sometimes even a “cocktail” of different medications but PREVENTION is literally in your hands! The #1 way to prevent an infection is thorough hand washing! No one should ever touch a patient without washing their hands first. (This covers docs and nurses. Speak up if they forget!) Use this checklist to help you keep your loved one safe from Super Germs that cause super-bad infections!