June 8, 2006

Having Surgery?

Keep yourself protected from contracting what could be a fatal infection in the hospital the next time you have to have surgery or are in the hospital for anything. http://www.hospitalinfection.org/protectyourself.shtml

Very scary. I just read about a woman who died from an infection just a few short hours after giving birth to her first child. They think she got the infection from her epidural. Many other people have died from infections they've contracted from being in a hospital. Protect yourself. It's your right!

Click this link to see where your state ranks in reporting their hospital infection rates. http://www.apic.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home
Scroll down to the U.S. map. (Mandatory Reporting)