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Hospital Privacy Curtains and Secondary Infections

Hospital Privacy Curtains and Secondary Infections

In an effort to continue improving outcomes for patients by reducing the number of secondary infections contracted while being treated in the hospital, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have identified the most commonly touched parts of patient rooms. This is important, because commonly touched surfaces are the ones most at risk for transmitting infections. To minimize that risk, a number of measures are available, and to be most effective, each one should be targeted to a specific risk factor. Commonly Touched Surfaces Hospital curtains Remote controls Bedside…

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