On average, one in three hospital patients suffers a medical error or adverse event, with one in 20 being an infection. In response, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers a series of interactive training videos with tips to help you prevent the spread of disease.
The free, online sessions discuss six key behaviors:
- Hand washing
- Vaccination against the flu
- Appropriate use of antibiotics
- Proper insertion, use and removal of catheters and ventilators
You can employ the results to learn best practices to prevent infections like methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus.
Find the videos on the hhs website.