When you present as a patient at a hospital or healthcare facility in Providence County, you likely have (at the very least) one basic expectation: cleanliness. You anticipate that the rooms will be treated in have been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized, and that those treating you follow strict hygiene standards. Yet what if you were told that when it comes to latter, that expectation is not always being met? In fact, information shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that many healthcare providers clean their hands less than half as often as they should.
Healthcare facilities are already breeding grounds for disease-causing microbes. Every day, healthcare workers may come in contact with any of the following pathogens:
- Staphylococcus aureus
- Clostridium difficile
- Hepatitis A
- Streptococcus pyogenes