Hospital Stay Safety

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How to Avoid Hospital-Acquired Infections

The best approach for avoiding hospital-acquired infections is to prevent them to begin with. Here are some steps to help. Hospitals are dangerous places to be for several reasons. First, the only patients hospitalized are those who are very sick,...

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Waiting Room Survival Tips to Combat Boredom

Chances are you've spent time twiddling your thumbs in a waiting room. Check out these ideas to make your next wait more enjoyable or productive. Waiting room boredom is real, and doesn't appear to be improving. Cartoonists and comedians have...

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Problems With Hospital Observation Status

Hospitals put certain patients in observation status instead of admitting them. See how this can affect your pocketbook and even your healthcare. Hospitals have figured out a controversial way to make money, which could put patients at risk both...

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Hospital Stay Safety

From hospital-acquired infections to your discharge rights, learn how to make your hospital stay safer and avoid additional health issues.

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You Can Get Sick From Germs on Hospital Floors

Floors in hospitals are contaminated with bacteria and other pathogens. Learn how to remain safe and minimize infection while in the hospital. When you enter the hospital, probably the last thing that you’re thinking about is the floors. However,...

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An Overview of C. Diff

Learn all about the bacteria C. diff, and how antibiotic use or other factors may trigger the development of diarrhea from a C. diff infection. Clostridioides difficile (C. diff for short) is a type of bacteria that normally lives in the...

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How to Fight a Hospital Discharge

Patients have rights when it comes to hospital discharge. Learn how to appeal if you're being discharged before you're ready to leave. About the only aspect of leaving a hospital that is consistent among all patients is that we all do it...

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Superbugs and Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs)

MRSA, C.Diff, CRE (CRKP) and other superbug infections are acquired in hospitals. Learn to be aware of their origins and how to avoid them. No discussion of patient safety would be complete without covering the growth of superbugs, infectious...

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