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Infection Prevention

St. Clair has taken the approach that most, if not all, hospital–associated infections can be prevented.

Dedicated teams focus on infection prevention and have incorporated leading clinical practices into the Hospital’s everyday routine.  Best practices such as: using the proper antiseptic when inserting a central line, closely monitoring how long a patient's urinary catheter is in place, wearing gown and gloves when necessary and frequent handwashing are just a few of the tactics used to help prevent infection. We look to the community to help us fight infections by practicing good hand hygiene, washing their hands before and after their visit.

Click here for the most current St. Clair Hospital Healthcare Associated Infections Report.

 

Click here to learn more about preventing hospital-aquired infections from Dr. Stephen M. Colodny, Chief of the Infectious Diseases Division at St. Clair Hopsital.