Basic Infection Control - What Is That?
Every day it seems you read something about
pandemic avian flu or MRSA. Scares you to even think of
going to the doctor's office let alone a hospital. The
biggest threat to your health is getting MRSA in your hospital
With world wide travel a daily event, no
disease can be contained in a small area any more. Just where
does infection control come into this picture. YOU!
You are responsible for your own health and the
health of your family. You are the one to teach your
children and help keep your friends and family informed on what
works and what is life threatening.
Something as simple as washing your hands can
keep you well. Do it wrong and you just wasted your time
and could even have created a haven for bacteria.
Most of us have heard the statement that the
kitchen is the dirtiest room in the home with more bacteria
than a bathroom.
We have all gone to battle with infection and
inflammation. A simple cut on your finger can turn into
sepsis and kill you. Most cuts just heal nicely thanks to
the overall health of your body. Systems are in place
that recognize damage and go to work to repair it.
Basic Infection Control is Simple
Best advice - wash your hands often, eat right,
and get plenty of exercise. Good food nourishes those
systems that play a part in fighting infection. Exercise
keeps us strong and helps remove toxins from the body.
There is much more you can do and the more you
do the more you protect yourself from infection from any
source. You can't stop a stranger from coughing or
sneezing on you at the grocery store. You can't tell just
by looking if the last person in the public bathroom washed
their hands before they touched the door knob. You can notice
if your doctor washes his hands when he comes into the
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