How to reduce the risk of infection in hospital – injury lawyers in Wester Ross
Although hospitals are supposed to be one of the cleanest and most sterile environments you can be in, because they are full of people suffering from a range of conditions, they are more likely than anywhere else to put you at risk of infection. Hospitals will do what they can to keep infectious patients away from others and so on, but the risk of infection is still much greater in a hospital than it is almost anywhere else. There are things you can do to help to reduce the risk of infection when you are in hospital, and here are some tips for doing so.
- Wash your hands. You should be washing your hands more when you are in hospital than when you are even at home. Before you eat or put anything in your mouth, you should wash your hands thoroughly. If you don’t have easy access to running water and soap then consider taking hand sanitizer with you so that you can reapply this as often as possible.
- Make sure anyone treating you has washed their hands. There is no point in you being clean if you are being treated by someone who has not washed their hands. Ask any doctors or nurses dealing with you to use hand sanitizer or wash their hands before they touch you.
- Ask doctors to wipe off equipment like stethoscopes before they are placed on your skin. Any type of equipment which goes into your body, such as a thermometer or a needle, should be completely sterile and taken out of an unbroken package.
If you need injury lawyers in Wester Ross
If you have suffered an illness or infection as the result of hospital staff being negligent, you may want to consider using injury lawyers in Wester Ross to claim compensation against the hospital. You will need to prove that your illness or infection was indeed caused by the negligence of staff, but this is where injury lawyers in Wester Ross can come in handy, as they will give you all of the information you need to gather evidence and make a solid case.
Accident Advice Helpline works with a dedicated and experienced team of injury lawyers in Wester Ross who will be more than happy to work with you on your case. All you need to do is call 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and you will speak to the friendly, helpful team. The team will talk you through your case to work out whether you have a good case for compensation or not, and if you do will pass you onto injury lawyers in Wester Ross who will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 30th November 2013
Author: David Brown