Advocating for family care: Speak up, prevent infections

It’s amazing, but hand washing of your loved ones hands is not top of mind when in the hospital! I saw this first hand during a recent 11 day hospital stay with a family member. Staff are very good at this point of consistently washing their own hands but forget about the patient. 

You have a right as a family advocate to speak up for best care. Prevent infections. Ask healthcare providers to clean their hands AND be sure your loved ones hands are clean too! 

This infographic from the Center for Disease Control offers great advice. #cleanhandscount