Infection Prevention for Patients

Adventist Health Glendale cares about preventing and controlling infections in our patients. The following are some ways you, as a patient, can help in avoiding the spread of germs and help keep yourself healthy:

  • Washing your hands with soap and water or disinfecting with alcohol gel is the best way to prevent the transmission of germs that can cause infection.
  • Ask your family members/visitors or nursing-care providers to help wash your hands when they are soiled.
  • Wash your hands before and after you eat.
  • Cover your mouth or nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Tissues are available to you, just ask your nursing-care provider.
  • Avoid touching any open wounds. Wounds provide for easy entry of germs into our bodies, causing infection.

Participating in your care by taking these steps can help minimize the risk of obtaining an infection. For more information, contact Infection Prevention at (818) 409-8204.