The Association of Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) recognizes October 14-20 as Infection Prevention Week. Healthcare professionals are trained to spread infection in healthcare facilities, but there is a role you play as a patient in preventing infection, too. Regular handwashing and vaccinations are only some of the ways we all can contribute to wellness.
Health care environmental services providers like FBG are dedicated to providing safe, clean hospitals and medical treatment centers. We use electrostatic disinfection to reduce contamination and uniformly disinfect high-touch surfaces, killing 99.9% of germs on surfaces (learn more about how it works here: https://fbgservices.com/time-to-prepare-flu-season/). But you have the authority as a patient to ask for additional cleaning if you notice a need for it. Keeping surfaces clean, properly disposing of used tissues, disinfecting commonly touched items like doorknobs and washing your hands before preparing food all contribute to infection prevention at home as well. You can learn more tips from APIC here: http://professionals.site.apic.org/infection-prevention-basics/break-the-chain-of-infection/