How Patients Can Stay Safer in the Hospital

People go to the hospital to have infections treated. What some individuals may not know is how their risk of infection can increase when in the care of a physician.

This video discusses how organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are improving patient safety awareness. Infections can develop from many hospital procedures, including catheterization. An infection can happen even when a physician fails to clean his hands prior to handling a patient. Infections can also become resistant to antibiotics if these drugs are given out too frequently. Patients can become proactive about their health by discussing sanitation and treatment practices with their doctors.

West Hills Hospital takes widespread precautions to protect our patients. To learn more about our infection prevention practices, call our hospital in West Hills at (818) 676-4000.

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