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A Patient’s Guide: How To Stay Safe In a Hospital
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Propping up a patient’s hospital bed at a 30-degree angle can help prevent hospital-acquired pneumonia. Using alcohol wipes kills staph bugs, but you need bleach wipes to kill C. diff germs. High-protein snacks can help prevent bed sores. However, most patients don’t know these things. And doctors and nurses can easily overlook these basic care practices.